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John Chapman's Dry Rot, 29th-31st October 1964


Portsmouth Evening News Thursday, October 29th 1964

Southern Evening Echo Thursday, October 29th 1964

Cast List

Colonel Wagstaff Tony Norton
Mrs Wagstaff Barbara Langrish
Susan Wagstaff Jean Dolby
Beth Clover Tribe
John Danby Malcolm Pike
Alfred Tubbe Roy Purkis
Fred Phipps David Fenwick
Flash Harry Alan Griggs
Albert Polignac Colin Justice
Sergeant Fire Yolande Kitson


This most successful farce deals with a crazy but very likeable gang of bookies who, in order to be near the racecourse, are staying at a country hotel run by a retired colonel and his wife and daughter. Secret rooms, sliding panels, mistaken identity and a nice little bit of romance are some of the main ingredients of this very racy and slick comedy, which never lets up for a moment and provides some of the best possible entertainment around.

Production Team

Producer David Fenwick


Picture of the cast

Pictures from the play

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