"The Noble Spaniard" by W. Somerset Maugham - May 2012

Directed by David Darby

Production Manager Jon Jones

The Cast (in order of appearance)

Judge Proudfoot

Alan Haydock

Lady Proudfoot Val Petty
Marion Sarah Taylor
Lucy Anna Hodkin
Chalford Tom Spencer
Mary (the maid) Leah O'Regan

The Count de Moret

Stan Harbidge

The Countess

Sally Anderson

The Noble Spaniard

Phil Hawyes


Breakfast in France


This play was written and performed in 1908 but was not published until 1953 (the last of Maugham's plays to be published) some 45 years later. The play was adapted by W. Somerset Maugham from the original by Frenchman Grenet-Dancourt.

The action is continuous and takes place on the courtyard of a rented French holiday villa in the 1850's

Act I


Morning of a hot day in mid summer

Act II

Sc 1

Immediately following


Act II

Sc 2

Immediately following



Immediately following

Spaniard challenges Captain

The Production Team

Stage Manager

Richard Stanway


Annette Ayres


Carol Radford


Madeline Clarke

Sound & Lighting

Clive Holland


Terry Hall

Set Design 

David Darby

  Jon Jones

Set Construction

Group Members


Anna Hodkin


Jon Jones


Annette Ayres

Ticket Sales

Christine Harbidge

Front of House

Christine Harbidge


Lynne Holland


Christine Harbidge

Programme/Posters Jon Jones

Lady Proudfoot unwell
Marion falling for the Spaniard? French Nobleman vs Spanish Nobleman