Arcadia - By Tom Stoppard
The Arcadia Players staged Stoppardís modern masterpiece, Arcadia, at Skipton Little Theatre, Clifford Street, Skipton on September Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th, 2002.
We're pleased to report that theatre lovers turned out in force to support us, and we even managed a full house on the Thursday night!!!
Thanks to local folk like yourself, we managed to cover the not inconsiderable costs of staging the play- and now have enough funds in the bank to ensure we can proceed with future projects.
Special thanks must also go to Skipton Building Society and Craven District Council, for their kind and generous support of our first production.
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant plays of the 20th century, Arcadia is an intriguing mystery that takes place in both 1809 and the present day. Set in a large country house in Derbyshire, the drama plays on the emotions, carefully mixing sadness and humour, at times leaving the audience unsure whether to laugh or cry.
Although it broaches high-brow subjects like the chaos theory and the second law of thermodynamics, the play is wickedly funny and accessible to all, and includes lashings of Stoppardís legendary humour and wit.
Thomasina - Meg Dobson
Septimus - Alex Waddington
Ezra Chater - Brian Wakeling
Captain Brice - Chris Allen
Lady Croom - Brenda Weatherall
Mr Noakes - Brad Dalrymple
Jellaby - David Walsh / Dan Lamb (Friday night)
Augustus / Gus - Ben Minal
Hannah - Leigh Wilkinson
Bernard - Alistair Hey
Valentine - David Lynch
ChloŽ - Laura Kane
Laura Kane and Alex Waddington
Set design - Laura Kane
Lighting design - Laura Kane
Lighting operator - Charlotte Parfitt
Sound design - Alex Waddington
Sound operator - James Marshall
Make-up - Becky Anderton
Prompt - Derek Harrison
Piano - Michelle Wright
Wardrobe - Laura Kane
Backstage - Beckie Hannon
Front of house - Dan Lamb and Karen Fraser
PR and marketing: Alex Waddington
Poster and programme design: Alex Waddington
Official photographer: Paul David