Cast and Crew

19 - 21 May 2016


adapted for stage by Laura Turner

from the Novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

Directed by Sarah McMahon

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The adaptation I have chosen is by Laura Turner and the first performance took place in Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, in June 2011. Spookily enough I am from Pembrokeshire, attending the girl's grammar school, where I was in Picton House and my father was a trustee of the Picton Estate! How's that for co-incidence?
Sarah McMahon

Miss Matty

Mary Smith

Miss Pole

Mrs Jamieson

Jessie Brown

Mary Brown



Mrs Barker

Mrs Forrester


Captain Brown

Major Gordon

Jem Hearn

Mr Mulliner

Thomas Holbrook

Signor Brunoni

Fanny's Suitor

Railway Rep



Fiddle Player


Jean Capstick

Gaynor Clark

Jenny McDowell

Helen Briggs

Dee Mason

Lesley Keetley

Di Pardoe

Rachel Taylor

Pat Stimson

Margaret Bulmer

Christine Rogers

Mike Schofield

John Blackwood

Nick Sharp

Nick Pearce

Godfrey Laundy

Nick Sharp

Rob Pardoe

Godfrey Laundy

Ray Bulmer

Ray Bulmer

Guy Halley


Assistant Director

Stage Manager


Set Construction



ASM / Props


Set Design


Set Sewing





Bar Co-ordinator

Bar Staff





FoH Co-ordinator

FoH Staff



Ann Aplin

Bob Allen

Mark Whitehouse

Bob Allen

   Steve Anstey

Pat Stimson

Debby Ashton

   Sue Anstey

Pat Stimson

   Sarah McMahon

Sarah McMahon

   Pat Stimson

   Mary Roper

   Iron Acton Craft Group

Angie Croome

Ann Aplin

Steve & Rose Birch

   Andy Fisher

   Pete & Pam Lawry

   Matthew Godsell

   Di Roper Marshall

Sarah Godsell

Rona Wright

   Barry Wright

Ray Bulmer


Such beautiful costumes..!         17 ladies' costumes and three men's.         Well done Pat.


Rehearsal photographs...









Well done Sarah...