A Word From Our Sponsor (1995)

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Alan Ayckbourn
John Pattison

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)

13 April 1995
20 April 1995
2 June 1995
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Round

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Alan Ayckbourn
John Pattison
Simon Cryer
Sheila Carter
Mick Hughes
Roger Glossop

Philip Rees
Sharon Perchard
Georgina Samuels

Character
Harry, a vicar
Janice, a widow
Gussie, her companion
Francis, a chemist
Nonie, his wife & a bookseller
Rache, their daughter
Earl, a businessman
Valda
Valder

Actor
Peter Forbes
Eileen Page
Sophie Winter
Christopher Webber
Prue Clarke
Alison Burrows
Graham Kent
Kate Arneil
Dale Rapley

Notes

> A Word From Our Sponsor was the final Alan Ayckbourn play to receive its premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round before the company moved to the new Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1996.
> Tragically, on the afternoon of 3 June, prior to the play’s final performance, the actress
Sophie Winter collapsed and died in hospital the following day.
> The final performance of
A Word From Our Sponsor was cancelled with the show's run ending on 2 June rather than the advertised 3 June 1995.

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