1978 THE CRUCIBLE
Ezekiel Cheever / also as DSM
Hornchurch Queen's Theatre: John Bleasdale
[ * denotes that Graham Hoadly both understudied and played this character]
By Clifford Grey and Greatrex Newman
Additional Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Vivian Ellis and Richard Myers
First Performance: Wednesday 27th April 1983 to Sunday July 21st 1984
The Fortune Theatre
Lumley Lancaster - Graham Hoadly
Cynthia Boyce - Janthea Williams
Charles Wild - Mark Hutchinson
Enid Brinkly - Julie Anne Blythen
Bunny Hayes - Tony Stansfield
Becky Bartlett - Stephanie Lunn
Billy Whymper - Geoff Steer
Phyllis Patterson - Andrea Kealy
Guy Lancaster - Steven Pacey / Paul Hegarty*
Sir George Lancaster - Derek Smee
Lady Lancaster - Angela Vale
Jim - Denis Lawson / Lonnie Donegan* / Lionel Blair
Penelope Parks - Helen Blizard
Henry Kemp - Donald Douglas / Bob Sessions*
Smith the Butler - John Atterbury
Jill Kemp - Christina Matthews / Carole Brooke*
Minerva Kemp - Diana Martin
Lucy Jones - Helen Blizard
P.C. Merks - Andrew Livingston
Donna Lucia D'Esmeralda - Jeanna L'Esty / Joanna Douglas*
* Second Year Cast
Director - Tony Craven
Choreographer - Kenn Oldfield
Production Musical Director - Michael Reed
Musical Associate - Dick Ihnatowicz
Designer - Norman Coates
Lighting - Mark Henderson
Costumes designed by - Peter Rice
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" ... Graham Hoadly - God's Gift to a lyric writer …"
" … Graham Hoadly, singing with period's unmistakable neighing vibrato, and the buck-toothed Stephen Pacey are wonderfully comic flannelled fools without losing sight of the veiled social criticism that gives the show surprising bite …"
Anthony Masters: The Times
" … 'True To Two' is a cheerful hymn to sexual troilism with a hint of indiscriminate orgy … The beaming household includes two blazered ugly brothers, Graham Hoadly especially noteable for his rubicund vampire impersonation. That honeymoon for four might not be so much innocent fun after all … "
Michael Coveney: Financial Times
" … There is some polished work also from Graham Hoadly … "
Peter Hepple: The Stage
" … The Ugly Sisters become Boring Brothers … of the two, Graham Hoadly, who looks like the much-missed Julian Orchard, has the surer comic touch … "
Ned Sherrin: Plays And Players
" … [Lonnie] Donegan is supported by a strong company. Christina Mattews is a sparky leading lady, and Graham Hoadly very funny as one half of a pair of "ugly" brothers. Keep an ear cocked for his magnificent, trembling singing voice … "
M.D.: Time Out
" … Diana Martin and Graham Hoadly give strong vocal support … in this topically escapist bonne bouche which gets it just right in scale, tempo and chirpiness …"