Spring and Port Wine by Bill Naughton

Directed by Andy Hutchings and Wendy Tout Hughes

Colwyn Abbey Players presented this classic comedy on 19 and 20 November 2010 at Conwy Civic Hall.

The cast of Spring and Port Wine
The cast of Spring and Port Wine

Rafe Crompton is a self-made man who has known great hardship in his youth, so he is determined that his children should be brought up in an atmosphere of truth and self-reliance. He is essentially not a stern man, but such is the unswerving quality of his own integrity that he has lost sight of the maxim that love must encompass understanding as well as caring. In his family this has naturally developed a necessity to hide their peccadilloes from him, even by telling the occasional white lie. His daughter Hilda particularly resents this and her refusal to eat a herring which is placed before her at dinner makes the situation explosive. The family is almost broken up before Rafe is made to see the dangers in his attitudes, and they are reunited in an atmosphere more progressive and tolerant.

Daisy Crompton - Clare Eaton-Hughes
Florence Crompton - Kathryn Hewish
Betsy Jane - Judith Roberts
Wilfred Crompton - James Owen
Harold Crompton - Sam Highcock
Hilda Crompton - Kirsty Davies
Rafe Crompton - David Huxley
Arthur - Andrew Stables

Production Team
Directors - Andy Hutchings and Wendy Tout Hughes
Stage Manager - Don Milne
Prompt - Wendy Tout Hughes
Lighting - Ted Reece and Les Hodgetts
Sound - Roma Beaumont and Shirley Betts
Set - Steve Jones and Brian Boorman
Props/Stage Crew - Cath WIlliams, Joan Smith, Sharon Huxley and Sue Buckley
Front of House - Bryn Jones
Publicity - Judith Roberts
Photographs - Joan Reece.

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