Bridget Boland's


Bridget Boland

Philip Wilson

The Sainsbury Theatre

Saturday 29 May at 7:30pm
Tuesday 1 June at 7:30pm
Wednesday 2 June at 2pm
Wednesday 2 June at 7:30pm

About the show

“Poles, Dutch and Belgians in the Circle, Norwegians and Russians in the gallery. Bulgars and some Italians in the Circle Bar.”

Welcome to the Hoftheater of Deutscheshof. The British have occupied this small town and are now housing all the displaced persons in the theatre. You’ll find the corridors crowded with refugees from the camps, and there are bodies piled up in the boiler room. Best find a spot quick as we’re expecting hundreds more to arrive within the next few days. Keep an eye that your luggage doesn’t get stolen. And for signs of plague. Just stick to the rules and we’ll all get out of this alright.

Bridget Boland was born on 13 March 1913 in St George's Hanover Square, London as Bridget Mary Boland. She was a writer, known for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), The Prisoner (1955) and Gaslight (1940). She died on 19 January 1988 in Surrey.

Philip Wilson’s theatre credits include: This Island’s Mine (King’s Head), Perfect Nonsense, After the Dance (Theatre By The Lake); A Fox on the Fairway (Queen’s, Hornchurch); The Star, The Norman Conquests, Noises Off, Dr Faustus, The Astonished Heart/Still Life (Liverpool Playhouse); As You Like It (Storyhouse, Chester); Beacons (Park Theatre); his own adaptations of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales (Oxo Tower Bargehouse & Shoreditch Town Hall); The Three Lions (St. James Theatre, Edinburgh and UK tour); How Many Miles to Babylon? (Lyric Belfast), Toro! Toro! (national tour); Twist of Gold (Polka); The books of Ruth and 2 Samuel in Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey); The Importance of Being Earnest/Travesties (Birmingham Rep);& In Praise Of Love (Minerva, Chichester); The Found Man (Traverse); Un Uomo& Trovato (Teatro della Limonaia, Florence); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Sheffield Crucible); Breaking The Code (Northampton Theatre Royal). As Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (2007-2011): The Game of Love and Chance, The Constant Wife, The Picture, Private Lives, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Winslow Boy, his own adaptation of JL Carr’s A Month in the Country, What the Butler Saw, People ;At Sea, Alphabetical Order, Corpse! As director and designer: Blackbird, Faith Healer and Toro! Toro! Writing: Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, with Giles Taylor (Oberon Books); Grimm Tales (Nick Hern Books).

Contains themes of an adult nature and scenes of a distressing nature.

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Photos: Lidia Crisafulli

Creative Team

Philip Wilson

Assistant Director
Tramaine Reindorf

Set & Costume Designer
Ruari Murchison

Lighting Designer
Oliver Horne

Sound Designer
Chris Drohan

Assistant Sound Designer
Benjamin Laws-Williams

Annabel Mutale Reed

Fight Director
Tom Jordan

Vocal Coach
Stevie Rickard


Captain Ridley
Eduardo Ackerman

Lottie Amor

The Professor
Evangeline Beaven

Brandon Boruch 

Ned Costello

Clara Courty-Zanca

William Darling

Sophia Papadopoulos

Sergeant Barnes
Thom Petty

Eleanor Sager

A Woman, Draja
Orla Scally

Anna Swinton

Marco Voli

Peter, Captain Saunders
John Paul Wagner

Production Team

Production Manager
Waverley Moran

Stage Manager
Emma Kaas Andersen

Deputy Stage Manager
Sophie O’Neill

Assistant Stage Managers
Rob Brown
Avery Elliot

Wardrobe Supervisor
Chrissy Maddison

Chief Electrician
Amy Hill

Deputy Chief Electrician
Harry Masters

Lighting Programmer
Jahmiko Marshall

Lighting Crew
Megan Bishop
Tara Daynes
Jasmine Fuller
Lucas Harle
Rebecca Harris
Josette Shipp
Steph Siraut

Production Sound Engineer
Nevison Kukosora

Sound Assistants
Michael Fleming
Alyssia Jones
Tom McCreadie
Sam Tate

Production Carpenter
Sam Maslin

Construction Crew
Finn Beirne
Murong Li
Sophia Markou
Ewen Roberts
Tom Smith

Streaming Supervisor
Bella Kear

Streaming Assistant
Hattie North

Photos: Alex Brenner