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Harvey

Written by: Mary Chase
Directed by: Susan Jones
Performed: Wed 20th-Fri 22nd April 2005 at 7.45pm, Sat 23rd April 2005 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm at St. Anne's Hall, Wandsworth

Cast   Crew  

Johnson, a maid...........................................
Myrtle Mae Simmons...................................
Veta Louise Simmons.................................
Elwood P. Dowd............................................
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet..................................
Ruth Kelly RN, a nurse................................
Marvin Wilson, orderly................................
Dr. Lyman Sanderson.................................
Dr. William Chumley, psychiatrist...........
Mrs. Betty Chumley.....................................
Judge Omar Gaffney, solicitor.................
EJ Lofgren, a taxicab driver......................
Miss Tewkesbury.........................................



Zoë Andrews
Rachel Tozer
Tracey Childs
Stuart Butler
Frances Holmes
Vanessa Marchant
Mark Freeman
Jonathan Broadis
Mike Ainsworth
Orna Joseph
Jason Marchant
John Laing
Frances Holmes

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Frances Holmes
Richard Frampton,
Mark Stannett
Mark Stannett
Ben Ellis
Frances Holmes,
Paul Johnson,
Susan Jones,
Frances Holmes,
Vanessa Marchant
Tracey Childs,
Frances Holmes,
Vanessa Marchant
Gillian Guy
Zoë Andrews
John Laing
Sharron Stubbs
Claire Pepperell

Synopsis

Elwood P. Dowd is a kind and friendly soul, a man who is gracious to everyone he meets. However, in the eyes of his sister Veta Louise, and scheming niece Myrtle Mae, he has one crucial flaw: his best friend and constant companion is, according to him, a six-foot white rabbit called Harvey.  Fearing social disgrace Veta and Myrtle Mae attempt to commit Elwood to a psychiatric asylum, but the mysterious Harvey turns out to be a force to be reckoned with!

This Pulitzer-prize winning  play was turned into the ever popular classic 1950 movie of the same name starring James Stewart and today it continues to charm a new generation.  It offers a delightful mix of humour and magic, together with an exploration of the disadvantages of social conformity. Come and enter the wonderful world of a pooka* called Harvey!

* pooka (n) from old Celtic mythology.  A fairy spirit in animal form.  Always very large. 

NODA Review
'Harvey’ is a fascinating play; not only with an interesting history but also one that has spawned so many other imitations or ones that clearly have a similar provenance such as Phillip Pullman’s currently very fashionable ‘His Dark Materials’ where the idea of a [more]
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