published: Sun, 1-Oct-2006 | updated: Wed, 4-Jan-2017
Cleante and Sganarelle in The Hypochondriac by Moliere, translated by Alan Drury, for the Dulwich Players at St. Barnabas Hall, Dulwich Village. Directed by Ruth Franklin. January 1992.
I really can't remember much about this production fifteen years later, apart from the play within a play in the middle, where I got to sing a love ballad to my love on a balcony. My love was Jenny Gammon, to whom I found it very easy to sing a love ballad, and I got some thunderous applause after it, to boot, despite the fact I hate singing and really can't do it very well.
I do seem to remember we played it all very over the top, melodramatic, going for the laughs. Looking at the photo now, I wonder how the curls over my forehead were stuck down. But a great costume, I must say.
|Beline, his wife||Jenny Gammon|
|Angelique, his daughter||Maria Whitehouse|
|Louison, his younger daughter||Helen Thomas|
|Beralde, his brother||Patrick Spencer|
|Diafoirus Senior||John Horsler|
|Thomas Diafoirus||Simon Humphries|
|M. Purgon||Frank Ralfe|
|M. Fleurant||Kevin Edwards|
|Second Interlude Players:|
|Master of Ceremonies||Simon Humphries|