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by Derek Hoddinott

Directed by Valerie Clarke
February 7, 8 & 9, 2008



Nick Ritchard Tysoe
Judy Emma Kimsey
Vera Angela Charles
Jason David Bowers
Ellen Sue Worker
Robert Malcolm Bentote
Sam Katherine Plummer
Brad Tag


The action takes place in the lounge of Nick and Judy's home.
Time: 1982
ACT 1    Scene 1    Friday evening.        Preparations
              Scene 2    Saturday evening.   Before dinner
ACT 2    Scene 1    Saturday evening.    After dinner  


Directed by
Valerie Clarke
Stage Manager
Bieneke Barwick
Set Design & Construction
The Players
The Players
Lighting & Sound
Geoff Higgs
Barbara Higgs     Iris Mutton
Ann Taggart
Box Office
   Ann Sykes
Front of House
   Dorothy Bentote
Programme Cover Artwork
   Beryl Orders


There will be an interval between Acts 1 and 2 during which refreshments will be available.
Gratuities - in the form of a raffle - at your discretion

Programme Notes       [Photographs]

About the author

The writer Derek Hoddinott had a varied career, always writing in his spare time.

He moved from newspaper journalism to children's publications and finally to the BBC where, in 1963,he became drama publicity officer responsible for launching through the media, amongst other productions, The Forsyte Saga.

Derek has written over one hundred television and radio scripts. "Din Dins" was first published in 1982. His stage adaption of "The Forsyte Saga", published in 1991, was produced by St. Lawrence Players in May 1998.

About the play

Judy and Nick arrange a dinner party at short notice in honour of a friend flying in from abroad.

One disaster follows another as the dinner arrangements unravel and the relationships become strained.

Both before and after dinner, the three contrasting couples provide many opportunities for various and amusing observations and comedy.