Duncan Sykes

Duncan Sykes

Member from 1973 to present


My early parts were back in distant days When cast as trees and swordsmen in those plays That, disappearing quickly from the mind, Have left their mark but only on the few That rarely begged the utterance of my tongue! From recent days some memories spill forth: An Odd Couple but two that spring to mind, Which drew from some a smile when they beheld The joy of Simon's writing, full of fun. For me the best performance I recall: That of a woman broken by a nation's call, Betraying friendships, never to rebuild A heart that broke with every lie required. She made me cry, within A Pack of Lies. Enriching joys of acting have no bounds When friends and love can on our stage be found.

Appearances as cast

Duncan has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2022 Ladies' Day Fred
2019 Man of the Moment Vic Parks
2019 The Perfect Murder Alan
2018 It's Behind You! Cast member
2017 The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) Radio Broadcaster
2017 Enchanted April Frederick Arnott
2015 Mad Bess Woodman
2015 Prescription for Murder Eric Dawson
2014 The Odd Couple (female version) Manolo Costazuela
2013 Trivial Pursuits Teddy
2012 Bedroom Farce Nick
2011 Mystery at Greenfingers Robert Crowther
2011 Monologues and Sketches Orgy & Less
2009 Jane Eyre St John Rivers
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Player
2008 The Man on the Floor Mark
2004 The Dancing Years Rudi Kleber, a composer
2003 The Odd Couple Felix Ungar
2002 Rebecca Colonel Julyan
1997 When We Are Married Alderman Joseph Helliwell
1995 Carousel Starkeeper
1995 Carousel Doctor Seldon
1994 The Anniversary Terry
1993 Pickwick Pickwick
1993 Sixty Glorious Years Cast Member
1992 Dick Whittington Sarah Suet
1991 Pride and Prejudice Colonel Guy Fitzwilliam
1991 My Fair Lady Zoltan Karpathy
1990 Hans Andersen Rector Meisling
1989 Music Hall Miscellany Player
1989 Finian's Rainbow Buzz
1988 Camelot Arthur
1986 Scrooge Scrooge
1985 A Murder Is Announced Patrick Simmons
1985 Half A Sixpence Pearce
1984 Playing For Time - A Revue Player
1984 Oliver! Mr. Bumble
1984 On Monday Next The Producer (Harry Blacker)
1983 Viva Mexico Pepe
1982 Gosforth's Fete Stewart
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Ringer Lean
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Thong
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Film Director
1978 The Heartless Princess Digit, an unwilling footman
1977 The Wizard of Oz Mayor (Munchkin)
1976 Where the Rainbow Ends William, the 'Boots'
1975 The Babes In The Wood Children, Villager, Townspeople, Tradespeople, Bathing Girl/Boy, etc
1973 Oliver! Workhouse & Fagin's Boy, etc.

Behind the scenes

Duncan has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2022 Ladies' Day Director
2020 The Wind in the Willows Director
2018 It's Behind You! Music
2016 Lettice and Lovage Director
2015 Mad Bess Musical Director
2015 Mad Bess Composer
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Musical Director
1994 The Anniversary Director