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by Jimmie Chinn

Directed by Valerie Clarke
February 9, 10 & 11, 2006

Miss D'Vere      ("D'Vere" - English) Emma Kimsey
Miss McBain      (Phoebe - Chemistry) Dorothy Bentote
Miss Fisher      (Molly - Maths) Win Brion
Miss Bickerstaff      (Dorothy - Secretary) Tricia Hughes
Miss Kershaw      (Kitty - PE) Angela Charles
Miss Duke      ("Duke" - Geography) Katie Clifton
Mrs Godfrey      (Vi - Cook & Cleaner) Ann Taggart
Miss Pink      (Rose - Music) Barbarta Williams
Miss Cross      (Marjorie - RE) Bieneke Barwick
Miss Kyte      (Ursula - Headmistress) Estelle Dunham
Mr Smith      (Septimus - Inspector) Graeme Gibaut

Location: The staffroom of the Gwendolen Kyte School for Girls, somewhere in the Home Counties.
Time: September, in the early sixties

Programme Notes       [Photographs]       [Printed Programme]

About the author
Jimmie Chinn was born in Middleton, Manchester and moved to London in 1959 to train as an actor at RADA. A short career in acting eventually led him to train as a teacher at Whitelands College in Putney where he gained a degree in English and Drama. He taught and was Housemaster at Dormer Wells High School in Southall until becoming a full-time writer in 1984.

During this time Jimmie became involved in amateur dramatics. His love of the theatre and his natural talents, particularly in directing, made him much sought after by amateur dramatic clubs in West London, the area in which he was then living.

Over the past twenty years he has written numerous plays for Radio 4 and for six years he wrote many episodes of "Emmerdale" for Yorkshire Television. In 1992 he had his first West End successs with "Straight and Narrow" which ran for nearly a year and starred Nicholas Lyndhurst and Carmel McSharry. His latest stage play "A Different Way Home" recently completed a nationwide tour starring Roy Barraclough.

Jimmie's work, most of it published by Samuel French Ltd., has been performed around the world, winning awards both here and abroad. "After September" has recently finished a run in Japan !

Jimmie Chinn now lives in Hounslow and St. Lawrence Players are delighted to be performing a play written by a "local" playwright.