1964 - Much Ado About Nothing


'Much Ado About Nothing' was also presented in 1990.and in 2015


Dates & Location

Monday 6th July - Saturday 11th July 1964
Evenings at 8pm - Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Hillbark Gardens, Frankby, Wirral.
( by kind permission of the Hoylake UDC )

Proceeds in aid of West Wirral Scots and Hillbark Home for the Aged.


Booking via Rushworth & Dreaper, Birkenhead and Liverpool and Carefree Travel, Hoylake, West Kirby and Heswall

Tickets 8/6, 5/6, 3/6

The Cast  
Don Pedro John Kelly
Don John Christopher Owen
Claudio John Livesey
Benedick Tom Gittins
Leonato John Fitzharris
Antonio Michael Trainor
Balthasar Robin Nelson
Conrade Barrington Lister
Borachio David Fleetwood
Friar Francis Jack Williams
Dogberry Brian Danger
Verges Ernest Freeman
A Sexton Cyril Cambridge
A messenger William Law
The Watch Robert Fitzharris,  William LawJohn Pannell
Hero Elisabeth Sladen
Beatrice Jacqueline Williams
Margaret Fiona Malcolm
Ursula Judith Fowler
Attendants Ann Nolan, Anne Greenwood, Anne Hackland
Recorders played by

Kathleen Boast, Gillian Edwards, Rosalind Gow,
Angela Hay, Deborah Sing, Elizabeth Munro,
Susan Munro
Lute played by David Locke
Bugler Musicians Colin Heald
Drummers Colin Parr, Michael Wishart

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The production team




                             Malcolm Ash

Flower arrangements Jill Ellis
Lighting arranged by Ron Lamb
Music composed and arranged by Robin Nelson
Dancing mistress Anne Greenwood
Costumes designed by Mary Metcalfe
Dresses for Beatrice and Hero made by Margaret Martyn
Other ladies dresses & men's doublets made by Sheelagh Munro, Helen Oldham, Jessica Tann
Embroidery Mavis Corlett, Patricia Oldham, John Metcalfe
Farthingales Laurence Oldham
Lighting assistants Neil Ferguson, Ian Lamb, Frank Mulvey
Stage manager Norman Davies
Stage assistants Rob Bassett, Leslie Miller
Property mistress Betty Fitzharris
Tickets Phillipa Nicholls, Jean Bower
Patron secretary Michael DG Ellis
Photographs Guyse Williams




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The Committee  
Chairman Mrs D.M.C Higginbottom J.P.
Vice-Chairman Tom Gittins
Secretary Mrs S. Nelson
Treasurer M.D.G.Ellis Esq
Press Agent Brian Danger
Scout Organiser R.Freeman Esq
Publicity Robin Nelson
Business Managers D.B Bower Esq,  H.P.Moore Esq
Electrician Ron Lamb