Brian Beeston

Brian Beeston

Member from 1958 to present


I first became involved with St Lawrence Players in May 1958, when invited by Hylda Darby to play Det. Sgt Penny in Agatha Christie's The Hollow. Since then I have played a variety of roles in about forty-nine productions (sometimes taking the same part in a repeated play) and assisted in some way in many others. My favourites are Pantos and musical productions. The parts I have enjoyed most were Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady, Mr Brownlow in Oliver! and Winkle in Pickwick. I have been Hon. Treasurer of Players for the last 11 years.

Appearances as cast

Brian has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2020 The Wind in the Willows Magistrate
2019 The Perfect Murder Radio Newsreaders (voice only)
2018 It's Behind You! Cast member
2015 Mad Bess Dr Pattern
2014 The Odd Couple (female version) Master of Ceremonies and Narrator
2011 Code Of The West Big Boss Kincaid
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Player
2004 A Talk in the Park Charles
2004 The Dancing Years Prince Charles Metterling
2000 Cinderella Baron Stoneybroke
1999 Dawn On Our Darkness Caspar
1998 Man Alive The Police Commissioner
1998 The Wizard Of Oz Uncle Henry
1997 Wild Goose Chase Lord Elrood
1997 The Master and the Maid The husband
1997 Song, Style & Supper Player
1996 Aladdin Grand Vizier, the Emperor's right hand man
1995 Carousel David Bascombe
1995 Blithe Spirit Doctor Bradman
1994 Sweeney Todd Judge Turpin
1993 Pickwick Nathaniel Winkle
1993 Sixty Glorious Years Cast Member
1992 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Dean of paddington, his uncle
1992 Dick Whittington Alderman Fitzwarren
1991 My Fair Lady Colonel Pickering
1991 My Fair Lady Freddy Eynsford-Hill
1990 Hans Andersen Herr Max Klaus
1989 Music Hall Miscellany Player
1989 Finian's Rainbow Geologist
1988 Camelot Merlin
1987 The Railway Children Roberta Waterbury
1986 Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Present
1985 Half A Sixpence Mr Shalford
1984 Playing For Time - A Revue Player
1984 Oliver! Mr. Brownlow
1983 The Vigil Pontius Pilate - the Governor
1983 Viva Mexico Senator
1982 A Talk in the Park Charles
1982 Salad Days Don
1982 Salad Days Timothy's Father
1982 Salad Days Sir Clamsby Williams
1982 Salad Days Manager
1982 Salad Days Uncle Zed
1981 Toad Of Toad Hall Judge
1977 The Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry
1977 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz
1976 Where the Rainbow Ends St. George
1975 The Babes In The Wood Egbert ) Retainers
1973 Oliver! Mr Brownlow
1972 Salad Days Timothy's Father
1972 Salad Days Sir Clamsby Williams
1972 Salad Days Manager
1972 Salad Days Uncle Zed
1972 Salad Days Dons
1971 Sinbad The Sailor The Caliph of Bagdad
1969 Haul For The Shore Visitor
1969 Haul For The Shore P.C. William Widdon
1965 Man Alive Waldorf
1965 Cinderella Clorinda, Step-Sister
1964 Mansfield Park Mr. Rushworth
1964 When We Are Married Herbert Soppitt
1964 The Geese Are Getting Fat Melvyn Pugh
1963 Emma Serle
1963 Aladdin Abdul (his Apprentice)
1962 Distinguished Gathering Detective-Inspector Rutherford
1962 To Kill A Cat Mark Proust
1962 Dick Whittington Percy Pilbeam (a merchant)
1961 Haul For The Shore The Rev. Leslie Fox (Vicar of Tremarran Cove)
1961 Jack and the Beanstalk Odorous Egg (the bailiff's sister)
1961 Dry Rot John Danby
1960 Ten Little Niggers Dr. Armstrong
1960 Hawk Island Donald Parish
1960 Puss In Boots Puffem (the Chancellor of the Exchequer)
1959 The Middle Watch Captain Randall (Royal Marines)
1959 Sinbad The Sailor Caliph of Bagdad
1958 The Hollow Detective Sergeant Penny
1958 Baa Baa Black Sheep Osbert Bassinton-Bassington

Behind the scenes

Brian has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Master of Ceremonies