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Programme Cover for Buckley Saint Matthew's Drama Group's production of 'Bonaventure' by Charlotte Hastings directed by John Clifford Jones"

Hawkesbury Hall, Mill Lane, Buckley

17 November 1951

This was also performed at Meadowslea Hospital, the Tabernacle Church, and Saint John's Church.




Buckley Saint Matthew's Drama Group

(Affiliated to the British Drama League and Flintshire Drama Association)



A Play in 3 Acts

by Charlotte Hastings


Hawkesbury Hall, Buckley

Thursday, Friday & Sat.

Nov. 15th, 16th & 17th, 1951

Programme 3d.

D. Wilson, Printer, Buckley





Characters in order of their appearance.

Nurse Phillips Brenda Maloney

Nurse Brent Lelia Peters

Sister Josephine Helen Birks

Willy Pentridge Peter Rowlands

Sister Mary Bonaventure Enid Griffiths

Dr. Jeffreys Frank Birtwistle

The Mother Superior Dorothy Shone

Melling Rupert Robinson

Sarat Carn Ada Roberts

Miss Pierce Mary Birtwistle

Martha Pentridge Vera Johnson


Produced by J. C. Jones


Stage manager P. C. Roberts

Stage Carpenter A. Fox

Assisted by C. Wilcock and D. Keeley

Scenery by E. Hayes

Lighting J. B. & E. Edwards and R. Weigh

Prompter I. V. Edwards

Property Mistress E. Blackwell

Make-up F. Roberts assisted by R. Dolby


Synopsis of Scenes

The action of the Play passes in the Convent of Our Lady of Rheims, a French Nursing Order, as Denzil St. David, a village some miles from Norwich, England.

The time is the beginning of 1947.


Act I

The Great Hall of the Convent. About 6 pm.

Act II

Scene I Sister Mary's Room. Two hours later

Scene 2 The same. Next evening

Scene 3 The same. Next afternoon


The Great Hall. Three hours later


The Drama Group wishes to thank all who have assisted in any way with the presentation of the play.



Death of a Traitor Anthony Merryn

Mocking Bird Lionel Hale

Wishing Well E. Eynon Evans

Young Mrs Barrington W. Chetham Strode

Candied Peel Falkland & Cary

The Paragon R. & M. Pertwee

Sit Down a Minute, Adrian J. Brandon-Thomas


Passion and Nativity Plays


Author: Saint Matthews Dramatic Society


Year = 1951

Month = November

Day = 17

Building = Public

Document = Ephemera

Event = Social/Entertainment

Extra = Entertainment

Extra = 1950s

Extra = Theatre

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