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She Stoops to Conquer (1973)

She Stoops to Conquer

A Cambridge Theatre Co. production of a play by Oliver Goldsmith, performed during a regional tour and at Cambridge Arts Theatre (opened autumn 1973).


She Stoops to Conquer, an eighteenth-century domestic comedy, sees Mrs Hardcastle plot to engineer a marriage for her son, in order to retain possession of a casket of jewels.


Mrs Hardcastle ... Brenda Peters
Mr Hardcastle ... Oliver Ford-Davies
Tony Lumpkin, his stepson ... Geoffrey Bateman
Kate Hardcastle ... Diane Fletcher
Constance Neville, Kate's cousin ... Zo Wanamaker
Landlord ... John Green
Marlow ... Roger Rees
Hastings ... Jack Galloway
Sir Charles Marlow, Marlow's father ... Philip Donaghy
Fellows in the Three Pigeons ... Trevor Bowen, Philip Donaghy, Denis Lawson, Osmund Bullock, Geoffrey Kirkness, Kit Thacker
Barmaid ... Joan Moon
Servants in the Hardcastle House: Diggory ... Kit Thacker
Roger ... Osmund Bullock
Wilbert ... Denis Lawson
Adam ... Geoffrey Kirkness
Old Nathaniel ... John Green
Pimple ... Joan Moon
Jeremy ... Trevor Bowen


Director: Derek Goldby
Designer: Bob Ringwood
Music: Michael Lankester
Lighting Designer: Michael Outhwaite


She Stoops to Conquer was produced by the Cambridge Theatre Company. 

Zoe was among a number of young performers at the company during its 1973-4 season (a period of around eight months).  With the other company members, she appeared in a diverse repertoire of plays, encompassing comedy, drama, and pantomime.  In addition to She Stoops to Conquer, they performed Twelfth Night, Aunt Sally, Jack and the Beanstalk, Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich, and French Without Tears

The company's productions were performed in rotation (a week of one show, say, followed by a week of another), with the exception of Jack and the Beanstalk.


She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

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