Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams

Member from 1958 to present


Originally members had to be aged over eighteen plus and regular communicants. Junior Players loved being involved in the annual pantomimes and summer revues. My first performance was in 1951 in Cinderella. Later I 'starred' as a cow's front legs, baby elephant, fairy queen, genie – too many to mention. My favourite role was Vera in Stepping Out but I always enjoyed taking part in the fabulous musicals, Salad Days first, followed by 'Oliver!' Over 57 years, I've painted countless backcloths, made masks for Alice in Wonderland, Aztec tabards for Viva Mexico, ball gowns, period dresses and outrageous frocks for the Ugly Sisters.

Appearances as cast

Barbara has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2020 The Wind in the Willows Motorist Monica
2019 The Perfect Murder Radio Newsreaders (voice only)
2019 The Perfect Murder Maria
2018 It's Behind You! Cast member
2017 Enchanted April Constanza
2016 Lettice and Lovage Visitors to Fustian House
2015 Mad Bess Jury Foreman
2014 The Odd Couple (female version) Vera
2012 Before the Party Nanny
2011 What Brutes Men Are Linda
2010 Curtain Up on Murder Moppet
2010 Cranford Mrs Gaskell
2009 Early Blight Helen
2009 Local Gossip Player
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Player
2007 Day of Reckoning Mavis Partridge (Sharp and selectively deaf)
2006 After September Miss Pink (Rose - Music)
2006 Breath of Spring Alice, Lady Miller
2006 Just Between Ourselves Marjorie, Dennis's mother
2004 A Talk in the Park Doreen
2004 The Dancing Years Hatti, a housekeeper
2003 Happy Families Liz
2001 Look Away Now Stewardess
2001 Heart to Heart Charmian
2001 It Runs In The Family Mother
2001 Murdered to Death Mildred
2000 Cinderella Nanky
1999 Steel Magnolias Clairee
1999 I'll Get My Man Winifred Barrington-Locke
1998 The Wizard Of Oz Aunt Em
1997 Song, Style & Supper Player
1997 Wild Goose Chase Miss Partridge
1996 Aladdin Guard/Citizen/Chorus
1996 Play On! Phyllis Montague
1995 Carousel June Girl
1995 Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati
1993 Sixty Glorious Years Window
1993 Darling I'm Home! Janet
1993 Pickwick Mrs Bardell
1992 Dick Whittington Tinkle
1992 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Nellie, a maid
1991 My Fair Lady Mrs Pearce
1990 Hans Andersen Chorus
1990 Stepping Out Vera
1989 Finian's Rainbow Sharecropper
1989 Music Hall Miscellany Player
1988 Camelot Morgan Le Fey
1988 Murder Mistaken Monica Bare
1988 Pack Of Lies Helen Kroger
1987 The Railway Children Grace Waterbury
1986 Scrooge Isabel
1986 How The Other Half Loves Fiona Foster
1986 The Pigeon with the Siver Foot Singer
1986 Parochial Problems Mrs Evans
1985 Half A Sixpence Mrs Walsingham
1985 A Murder Is Announced Mitzi
1984 On Monday Next Sandra Layton
1984 Playing For Time - A Revue Player
1983 Viva Mexico Priestess
1983 The Vigil The Defence Counsel
1983 Dear Octopus Belle Schlessinger
1982 Salad Days Fiona
1982 Salad Days Don
1982 Pygmalion Mrs Higgins
1981 Toad Of Toad Hall Water Rat
1981 Celebration Lillian Howes (Her Aunt)
1981 Suddenly At Home Helen Tenby
1979 The Story of Cinderella Miss Mabel Mabb, M.A.
1979 When We Are Married Annie Parker
1978 The Heartless Princess Nanny, a good soul, Allegra's faithful nurse
1978 A Letter From The General Sister Henry
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Social Worker
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Doris
1977 The Wizard of Oz Sorceress of the North
1977 Man Alive Jubilee
1976 Where the Rainbow Ends The Slacker
1976 Off The Hook Mrs. Fletcher-Brewer
1976 Weatherwise Violet
1975 The Babes In The Wood Children, Villager, Townspeople, Tradespeople, Bathing Girl/Boy, etc
1975 The Babes In The Wood Ermintrude
1975 The Orchard Walls Rachel Ames, the Principal's Secretary
1975 Morning Promenade (Music Hall) Performed by
1975 A Little of What You Fancy and My Old Man (Music Hall) Performed by
1975 Please, sell no more drink to my Father (Music Hall) Performed by
1975 Ain't it nice (Music Hall) Performed by
1975 The Gypsy warned me (Music Hall) Performed by
1974 Where's Charlie Amy Spettigue, in love with Charley
1974 Midsummer Mink Dame Beatrice Appleby
1974 Dear Octopus Hilda Randolf
1973 Oliver! Street-Vendor
1973 Ladies in Retirement Lucy Gilham
1973 Quiet Wedding Janet Royd (the Bride-to-be)
1972 Salad Days Dons
1972 Salad Days Fiona
1972 The House by the Lake Iris
1971 Sinbad The Sailor Aliworse (a scoundrel)
1971 Sinbad The Sailor A Baby Elephant
1971 Bonaventure Miss Pierce
1971 The Bride and the Bachelor Serena Kilpatrick
1964 The Geese Are Getting Fat Delia Moss
1964 When We Are Married Annie Parker
1963 Aladdin The Slave of the Ring
1963 Emma Lady Thalia Wilmer
1962 Distinguished Gathering Lady Thalia Wilmer
1960 Hawk Island Harriet Cooper
1958 Baa Baa Black Sheep Harriett Knaggs

Behind the scenes

Barbara has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2019 Happy Birthday Me Director
2019 Alternative Accommodation Director
2018 Annie, One, Two, Three Director
2017 Wife After Death Director
1998 Man Alive Director
1991 Pride and Prejudice Director
1990 Murder at Deem House Director
1989 Brush with a Body Director