How the Other Half Loves
characters are a suburban trio of married couples, linked
by the work of the husbands. Fiona and Frank are at the
social top of the three couples, the other two men being
business subordinates. One of the other couples is
attractive and upcoming, despite the fact that she is an
utter slob and he is a bore; and the third pair is
socially hopeless but earnest.
The action takes place at two dinner parties given on consecutive nights. The single set is almost a character in itself, so important is it to the action. It represents two living-dining rooms at once. The furniture, and often the people, of the two places are intermingled, most notably in the scene that closes the first act, when one hapless couple is having Thursday night dinner with another pair and Friday night dinner with a third.
|Fiona Foster||Charlotte Broughton|
|Teresa Phillips||Mary Davidson|
|Frank Foster||Graham Davidson|
|Bob Phillips||John Clarkson|
|William Featherstone||Tim Bradford|
|Mary Featherstone||Noreen Bradford|
|Stage Manager||Pauline Uprichard|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Ian Uprichard and Angela Hunter|
|Set Design||David Broughton|
|Set Construction and Decor||David Broughton and Ian Uprichard|
|Lighting Set||Charles Barker|
|Lighting Operation||Hugh Dower|
|Production Assistant||Angela Hunter|
|Box Office||Jane Nutting|
|Poster Design||Diana Elrington|
CH Watson & Son, House Furnishers, Queen St, Market Rasen, Lincs, for the loan of furniture.
Recycle, Waverly Court, Market Rasen, Lincs, also for loan of furniture.