Dorothy Bentote

Dorothy Bentote

Member from 1967 to present


I joined Players in February 1967 and since then have been involved in most productions, either on stage, backstage or front of house. I have enjoyed the majority of parts I have played but two of my favourites are Miriam in Outside Edge and Carrie in Carousel. My least favourite part was TheWill O'Wisp in Where the Rainbow Ends covered in purple and silver make-up, dressed in a short flimsy tunic, I spent a lot of time balancing on a polystyrene rock! But honestly being in Players is great fun!

Appearances as cast

Dorothy has appeared in these productions.

Year Show Role
2020 The Wind in the Willows Ronaldina, a rabbit
2019 The Perfect Murder Clerk
2019 Happy Birthday Me Miss Freda Deacon
2018 It's Behind You! Cast member
2017 Enchanted April Mrs Graves
2016 Lettice and Lovage Visitors to Fustian House
2015 Mad Bess Mad Bess Villager
2014 The Odd Couple (female version) Renee
2013 Trivial Pursuits Pearl
2012 Bedroom Farce Delia
2011 At the Sign of The Crippled Harlequin Marjorie Pike
2011 Monologues and Sketches Gooseberry
2011 Mystery at Greenfingers Sally Philips
2010 Out Of Focus Evonne Duckworth
2009 Jane Eyre Hannah
2009 Early Blight June
2009 The Recruitments Player
2009 Local Gossip Player
2008 Seventy Five Glorious Years Player
2007 Proscenophobia Pearl Palmer
2007 Day of Reckoning Pauline Morris (Geoffrey's wife)
2007 In By The Half Madam
2006 After September Miss McBain (Phoebe - Chemistry)
2006 Breath of Spring Dame Beatrice Appleby (Bee)
2004 Between Mouthfulls Mrs. Pearce
2004 Gosforth's Fete Mrs. Pearce
2004 The Dancing Years Hilde
2003 Happy Families Auntie Doris
2002 Season's Greetings Phyllis, his sister
2002 Rebecca Second Maid
2001 Murdered to Death Joan Maple
2000 Cinderella Chorus
1999 Steel Magnolias Ouiser
1998 The Wizard Of Oz Munchkin
1998 The Wizard Of Oz Mayor of the Munchkins
1998 Forsyte Saga Juley
1998 Man Alive Jubilee
1997 Song, Style & Supper Player
1997 Excerpt from Private Lives Sibyl
1997 When We Are Married Clara Soppitt
1996 Aladdin Lady Lapsang, her lady-in-waiting
1996 Play On! Louise Peary
1996 Absent Friends Marge
1995 Carousel Carrie Pipperidge
1995 Party Piece Roma Smethurst
1994 Sweeney Todd A Beggar Woman
1993 Sixty Glorious Years Cast Member
1993 Darling I'm Home! Inga Peterson
1993 Pickwick Rachel
1992 Dick Whittington Tommy the Magic Cat
1992 Table Manners Annie
1992 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Fraulein Winkelkopf, an anarchist
1991 My Fair Lady Chorus
1990 Hans Andersen Madame Louise Meisling
1990 Murder at Deem House Rhona Iver
1990 Stepping Out Maxine
1989 Finian's Rainbow Sharecropper
1989 Brush with a Body Rosita Hernandez
1989 Music Hall Miscellany Player
1988 Camelot Lady of Camelot
1988 Pack Of Lies Thelma
1987 The Railway Children Mrs Viney
1987 Outside Edge Miraim
1986 Scrooge Nephew's Wife
1986 How The Other Half Loves Mary Featherstone
1986 Clara's on the Curtains Mrs Sonia Carter
1986 The Pigeon with the Siver Foot Singer
1985 Half A Sixpence Flo Bates
1985 A Murder Is Announced Dora Bunner
1984 Oliver! Mrs. Sowerberry
1984 On Monday Next Maud Barron
1984 Playing For Time - A Revue Player
1983 Viva Mexico Muchachas
1983 Dear Octopus Hilda Randolf
1982 Pygmalion Female Bystander
1982 Gosforth's Fete Milly
1981 Toad Of Toad Hall Wild Wooder
1981 Toad Of Toad Hall Turkey
1981 Celebration Alice Fuller
1981 Suddenly At Home Sheila Wallis
1979 The Story of Cinderella Gossamer Gorm, a silly fairy
1979 The Same Sky An Old Woman
1979 When We Are Married Maria Helliwell
1978 A Voyage Round My Father Witness
1978 A Voyage Round My Father First ATS
1977 The Wizard of Oz Farmhand
1977 The Wizard of Oz Second Visiting Witch
1977 Man Alive Miss Butterworth
1976 Where the Rainbow Ends Will-o'-the-Wisp
1976 Weatherwise Monica
1975 The Babes In The Wood Children, Villager, Townspeople, Tradespeople, Bathing Girl/Boy, etc
1975 The Babes In The Wood Skinna
1975 The Babes In The Wood His Wife
1975 Our Lodgers such a nice young man (Music Hall) Performed by
1975 The Drunkards Dilimma (Music Hall) Performed by
1974 Where's Charlie Chorus (of undergaduates and young ladies)
1974 Where's Charlie Mr.Spettigue, Amy's uncle & Kitty's guardian
1974 Midsummer Mink Lily Thompson
1974 Dear Octopus Margery Harvey
1973 Oliver! Charlotte
1973 Ladies in Retirement Louisa Creed
1973 Ladies in Retirement Leonora Fiske
1973 Quiet Wedding Madame Mirelle (a dressmaker)
1972 Soiree Musicale The family
1971 Sinbad The Sailor Princess Shining Pearl (the Caliph's daughter)
1971 Bonaventure Nurse Brent
1970 Mystery At Blackwater Alice, the housemaid
1969 A Lady Mislaid Young Woman
1968 A Letter From The General Sister Bridget
1967 This Happy Breed Edie (a Maid)
1967 Goodnight, Mrs Puffin Annie

Behind the scenes

Dorothy has worked behind the scenes of these productions.

Year Show Role
2019 Happy Birthday Me Director
2019 Alternative Accommodation Director
2009 Anybody for Murder? Director
2008 Settling Accounts Director
2008 The Man on the Floor Director
2005 Plaza Suite Director
2003 Time and Time Again Director
2001 Alarms and Excursions Director
1999 I'll Get My Man Director
1997 Wild Goose Chase Director
1995 Blithe Spirit Director
1991 Pride and Prejudice Director
1988 Murder Mistaken Director
1986 Parochial Problems Director