Andy is now pretty much a stalwart of The Marlow Players and also appears regularly in panto for the Maidenhead Drama Guild. ”’Allo, ‘Allo” was his first outing with us and he last appeared as the credulous Hugo, in “The Vicar of Dibley”. As Henry Higgins, he takes on a vast and well known part and has been working his little socks off since December.
Laura has been with The Players for over two decades and last appeared as Jane “Two pipe cleaners going for a walk” Prewitt in “Wife After Death”. Here she plays Eliza, a somewhat more substantial part than of late. She and Andy have put a lot of effort into these large roles, so we hope their efforts pay dividends.
Andrew has been with The Players for over two decades and has acted and directed for most of that time. He last appeared as the po-faced chairman of Dibley Parish Council, David Horton, in “The Vicar of Dibley”. This time he gets to play the military phonetician and proper “Gent”, Colonel Pickering.
Jossy, as she prefers, is new to The Marlow Players and takes on the role of the redoubtable Mrs. Higgins. She has been acting since her teens and has spent the last five years with the Masque Players of West Wycombe including a virtual residency in the part of the wicked witch each year in the pantomime.
A Sarcastic Bystander
Brian is another member of The Players with over two decades of performing. He last appeared as the subtly bucolic, Owen Newitt in “The Vicar of Dibley”. As Alfred Doolittle, the vociferous mouthpiece of “Underserving Poverty”, he gets to do a great deal of talking, which is somewhat out of character for his normal quiet demeanour.
Jen first appeared for The Players in 2004 as Maggie in “Hobson’s Choice”. She has played both leading and minor roles since. She last appeared as Kay Thursby in “Wife after Death”. Mrs Pearce is Henry Higgins’ housekeeper in Wimpole Street and is sorely put upon by her employer and his experiments.
|Mrs Eynsford Hill
Hilary has been with The Players for an undisclosed number of decades and is always instrumental in our productions both on and off stage. Her last production was as the maniacal gourmet, Letitia Cropley in “The Vicar of Dibley”. The role of Mrs. Eynsford Hill, a lady of genteel poverty, is diametrically opposed to that cackling head case.
|Clara Eynsford Hill
Mona is a German au pair, who first appeared for The Players in “The Vicar of Dibley” as an extra, prompt, backstage crew and any other role that was required. Here she gets to do something a little bit more straightforward, except for our very own Professor Higgins, in the form of the director, removing any trace of Teutonic vowel sounds.
|Freddy Eynsford Hill
James first came to The Players in 2005 and played the role of Peregrine Ward in “Will you still Love me in the morning”. He has appeared in nine productions since. He last played the part of Cyril Caraway in “Laughter in the Dark”. Since then James has moved away from the area to Reading, but he is a stalwart, and offered to help us out in producing a play that we take to France, a weekend that he thoroughly enjoys.
Alex joined The Marlow Players last year to help his studies and played the part of one of Geraldine’s younger parishioners in “The Vicar of Dibley”. Bitten by the acting bug, he is back for more, with a slightly more demanding number of parts.
Mrs Higgins’ maid
Wendy is another multi-decade member of The Players and her last production was as Hilary Bovis, Ted’s wife, in “Hi-De-Hi”. Wendy is happy to help out in any role, on or off the stage, which is a real boon to producers and directors when casting and producing productions. Here she takes on three roles.
Christine joined us last year and stole the show in the wedding scene of “The Vicar of Dibley” as the wrong wife. She is very much part of the cast and crew, helping out with costumes, props and other backstage tasks as well as treading the boards.
Caroline has been with us since “The Darling Buds of May”. She spent many years as the DSM and became our de facto stage manager for “Wife After Death”. She has managed to acquire an experienced team around her and is now ready to face the daunting task of a touring production in France.
Graham joined The Players in 2004 for the production of “Hobson’s Choice” and has remained a backstage stalwart ever since. He once appeared on stage in “The Darling Buds of May”, but I think once was enough. He is also very much involved with the local community broadcaster, Marlow FM
Charlie Gadget, as he is known, joined The Players for the production of “Tons of Money”, in 2011. As one of our theatrical technocrats, he is much in demand for set building, prop building, sound effects, communications and anything involving technology.
|Assistant Stage Manager
Sue’s first outing with The Players was “Laughter in the Dark” in 2013 and has been assisting backstage ever since. She is now part of Caroline’s well-oiled (?) team, painting, gathering props, costumes and building and clearing sets.
Rosie, as she is affectionately known, first joined The Players for the visit of the French Baladins, in 2014, volunteering to house our visitors. Since then she has completed her first production in “The Vicar of Dibley”, and is now adding some lighting skills as she prepares to back up Graham for the French tour.