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The Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and - performed October 2007

By Sue Townsend

Performed with the kind permission of Samuel French

Director - Val Taylor

Adrian Mole is being played by two actors, Daniel and Matthew, who are sharing the long and demanding role on alternate nights for this show and who are just fourteen years old. We have nine teenagers in this production altogether and it has been my very great pleasure to work with them and i know the rest of the dedicated cast agree with me.We have had such good fun

With the help and support of patience, our ever patient musical director, Caroline my assistant and so many willing technical and backstage people this has been the most enjoyable three months of rehearsal that i have had the privilege to direct.

I hope you will enjoy the show. Thank you for being with us again

Cast

Adrian Mole Matthew Barrott
Daniel Richardson
George Mole John Roberts
Pauline Mole Liz Porter
Grandma Tovah Undrill
Nigel Ryan Maslen
Mr Lucas Paul Richardson
Mrs Lucas / Doreen Slater Christine Phasey
Pandora Robin Morris-Denholm
Bert Baxter Gordon Prior
Queenie Viv Wheatley
Barry Kent Adam Duarte-Dias
Matron Chris Sadd
Mr Scruton Martin Rayner
Electricity Man Tom Blyth
Schoolgirl / Punk Bronwyn Morris-Denholm
Girls in Disco Pheobe Day
Bethany Jones

Production Team

Val Taylor, Bruce Emeny, Andy Terry, Daniel Humphries, Derek Butcher, Gloria Streames, Caroline Roberts, John Roberts, Lester Pearse, Patience Ling, Viv Wheatley, Yvonne Cobbold, Steve Sadler, Geoff Taylor, Roger Licence, Kerry King and other volunteers not mentioned.

The Play

'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 years' is set in 1984 and has been adapted by Sue Townsend from her international best-selling book of the same name. This satirical comedy of adolescent manner follows the efforts of Adrian, a spotty teenager trying to make sense of the erratic behaviour of the adults around him. The disintegration of his parents' marriage, threats from the local bully, first love pains and spots coming out on New Yea's Day are just some of a series of minor tragedies in the delicate transition from boyhood to manhood. 

Reviews

To follow shortly

Photo Shoot

Back row: Tovah Undrill, John Roberts, Liz Porter, Chris Sadd, Martin Rayner
Middle row: Gordon Prior, Viv Wheatley, Robin Morris-Denholm, Christine Phasey, Paul Richardson.
Front row: Pheobe Day, Bronwyn Morris-Denholm, Tom Blyth, Ryan Maslen, Adam Duarte-Dias, Matthew Barrott, Daniel Richardson, Bethany Jones.
Pheobe Day Bronwyn Morris-Denholm Tom Blyth Ryan Maslen Adam Duarte-Dias Matthen Barrott Daniel Richardson Robin Morris-Denholm Bethany Jones Paul Richardson Christine Phasey Gordon Prior Viv Wheatley Tovah Undrill John Roberts Liz Porter Chris Sadd Martin Rayner Cast

(click on an image below to view a larger photo - arrow keys navigate through the set)