by David Turner
directed by Greg Platt

Fred Midway is halfway towards his goal in life: consolidating his family's position as pillars of Dowihull Society. Their SEMI-DETACHED home, with its red tarmac'd drive, symbolises Fred's success to date.

The play is set in the early 1960's, with the central character discovering, one Sunday, that he faces simultaneous crises in the love lives of his three children. Aided by his doting wife, Fred's talents are stretched to their limits as he strives to maintain the family's respectability - well - at least as far as the neighbours are concerned.

The play was commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and first presented in June, 1962, as part of the Festival to celebrate the reopening of Coventry Cathedral.



Hilday Midway Sheila Buckthorp
Fred Midway Charles Barker
Tom Midway Andrew Charlton
Eileen Midway Alison Henry
Robert Freeman Graham Davidson
Avril Midway Mary Chapman
Garnet Hadfield Jill Charlton
Nigel Hadfield Bentley Hughes
Arnold Makepiece John Males



Stage Manager Marion Plenderleith
Lighting Set Bentley Hughes
Lights Jeni Grant
Sound Marion Plenderleith
Set Construction Keith Rylands-Bolton, Douglas Ballard and Peter Dixon
Setting Alison Henry, Mary Chapman, Jeni Grant, Greg Platt and Graham Davidson
Box Office Jane Nutting
Coffee M Johnson, Vi Davies and M Stanney



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