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MAY 2014



Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th May 2014


Cast and crew


Joanna Markham


Alistair Spenlow


Sylvie Hauser


Linda Lodge


Philip Markham


Henry Lodge


Walter Pangbourne


Olive Harriet Smythe


Felicity Wilkinson




Assistant Director


Stage Manager




Musical Director






Set Design/Build




Front of House











Ruth Clement


Jeff Barker


Laura Portanier


Sarah Pamphilion


Steve Clement


Terry Wood


Marcus Hogben


Nicola Kelly


Sarah Tyler


Steve Clement


Jane Daulman


Peter Pamphilion


David Downes Powell

Neal Morcom


MuckedUp music


Mary Pickett


Peter Pamphilion


Sarah Pamphilion

Lesley Gallagher

Lynn Downes


Roger Hobcraft


Terry Wood


Lynn Downes Powell

Jo Mulgrew

Minster Playhouse presented the farce, “Move over Mrs Markham” written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman and directed by MPH regular Steve Clement.

The play set in 1971, with colour scheme, hairstyles, costumes and lack of mobile phones, to match, has a single multi-roomed set and a cast of nine.


Move over Mrs Markham is a door slamming, trouser dropping farce which follows the antics of three sets of hopeful lovers when they all converge on the bedroom of the Markham’s supposedly empty London flat. (They’ve got the decorators in – see local entertainer Jeff Barker as a beautifully camp interior designer).


Things become more complicated when established author Olive Harriet Smythe arrives at the flat to offer her newest children’s book to the publishing firm of Lodge and Markham. Mistaken identities galore and a bouncy oval bed make this a classic, not to be missed farce in vintage style. Also answered is the age old question of can you get a bra through the slats of a louvre door ?


MOMM POSTER Full review

David Grimstone, author

"comic timing...completely unmissable...comedy gold...Move Over Mrs Markham was brilliant!"