April 1985 - Lock Up Your Daughters

a Musical Play adapted by Bernard Miles from Henry Fielding's Comedy, Rape upon Rape 

Music by Laurie Johnson  -  Lyrics by Lionel Bart

Directed by Jane Levan

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Character:

Cast: The Play.....

 

Staff, a constable

Watchmen

  

  

Squeezum

Quill

Mrs Squeezum

Sotmore

Ramble

Mrs Brazencourt

A Wench

Politic

Hilaret

Cloris

Dabble

Faithful

Worthy

Captain Constant

  

Piano

Violin

Cello

  

Backstage:

Stage Manager

Lighting

  

  

Props

Costume Design

Business Manager

Front of House

Bar

  

 

Cliff Taynton

Shane Evans

  Michael Cunningham

  Kevin Hillier

Colin Chivers

Nicholas Sharpe

Barbara Lloyd

Robert Sanday

Aidan Woods

Angela McDermott

Lesley Keetley

Peter Lawry

Karen Duff

Maureen Chapman

Colin Pontin

Pat Stimson

John Naish

Peter Butterworth

 

Anne Davies

Marilyn Wright

John Percy

  

  

Steve Birch

Ray Bulmer

  Tim Jones

  Simon Whittard

Penny Percy

Pat Stimson

Ann Aplin

Howard Aplin

Margaret Thomson

  Jane Endicott

  

The action of the play takes place in England in the early eighteenth century.

 

Henry Fielding is best known for his novel Tom Jones, but he was a prolific writer, and Rape Upon Rape, upon which Lock Up Your Daughters is based, was written when he was 23.

As a direct result of two of his other plays, which were political satires, a Bill was passed in 1736 which prohibited the production of any play which had not been sanctioned by the Lord Chamberlain.

 

Costume Design by Pat Stimson.....