Cowardy Custard

Following Sir Noel Coward’s death in March 1973, the Mermaid Theatre produced an entertainment, Cowardy Custard, which brought together much of the best, and some of the less familiar, of Sir Noel’s lyrics and poems, with snatches of dialogue from the plays and passages of autobiography.

Part of a back to back double bill with Company presented to fill the hole left by the temporary closure of Richmond Theatre for refurbishment.

This production was revived for one night only in December 1989 at the Kitson Hall, Barnes in aid of the Barn Elms Wildfowl Campaign. On this occasion Ian Davies replaced Alex Somerville.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Company Maggie Rose
Company Alex Somerville
Company Sally Hester
Company Mark Holliday
Company Mandy Stenhouse
Company Jeremy Newton
Company Janet Turner
Company Iain Calder
Company Sonya Raymond
Company Gavin Morgan
Company Barbara Thomas
Company Richard Matthaie
Piano Mike Carver
Bass Martin Wilcox
Percussion Michael Perry

Creative Team

Role Name
Producer & Musical Director Mike Carver
Set Designer David Casey
Assistant Designer Trevor Marland
Production Assistant Julie Thomas
Stage Manager Marion Pitt
Lighting Design Stephen Brown
Lighting Assistant Ray Pitt
Choreography Merian Genjou
Choreography Wendy Howard
Choreography Julie Thomas
Wardrobe Sue Buxton
Make-up Amanda Edgell
Rehearsal Pianist Julie Thomas
Rehearsal Pianist Alison Wilson
Publicity Anne Campbell
Box Office Suzanne Yeates
Front of House Helen Jenkins
Front of House Peter Brown
Front of House John Powter

Show Date: May 1989

Venue: Parkshot Studio

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