The Little Sister
Louise Gold played Dolores Gonzales, at The Liverpool Playhouse, from 23 October to 17 November 1990, also at Theatre Royal Plymouth 11 to 20 October 1990.
Charaters and Instruments
George Costigan – as Philip Marlowe
Sheri Graubert – as Orfamy Quest (The Little Sister)
Sharon Lee Hill – as Mavis Weld (an actress beauty)
Louise Gold – as Dolores Gonzales
Sidney Dunn – as Clausen, Director, Reporter, and, Drums
Peter Zorn – as Dr Lagardie, Endicott, Saxes and Percussion
Robbie Jarvis – as Alfred, Orrin, Filmcrew, Lawyer, and, Guitar
Nick Lumley – as Lieutenant French, Toad, Filmcrew, Vocals, and Percussion
Bob Hewis – as Beifus, Ballou, and, String Bass
Janet Beale – as Manicurist, Nurse, Delivery Boy, and, Piano
Chris Darwin – as Hicks, Steelgrave, Maglashan, Filmcrew, Mexican Waiter, and, Newsboy
A Theatre Royal Plymouth and Liverpool Playhouse co-Production by arrangement with Chris Malcolm for Viva Productions and with Armada Productions
Based on the Novel by - Raymond Chandler
Adapted for the stage by – Bill Morrison
Directed by – Chris Bond
Musical Arrangements and Direction by – Rick Juckes
Designed by – Ellen
Lighting Design by – Jim Simmons
Sound Design by – Tim Foster
Company Stage Manager – Mel Moran
Deputy Stage Manager – Irmi Hager
Assistant Stage Manager – Annabel Ingram
PA to Chris Bond – Charlotte Bond
Costumes by – Theatre Royal Plymouth Wardrobe Department
Sets and Properties by – Theatre
Cloths Painted by – The
production was the first (and as far as is known the only) time a Raymond Chandler novel had actually
been adapted for the professional stage. No stage versions of
For some strange reason the programme (or at least the programme for when the piece was at Theatre Royal Plymouth) did not give Nick Lumley a resume, though all the other actors in the piece had resumes in the programme.
Robbie Jarvis was also noted in the programme as Rob Jarvis.
Christopher Bond had previously directed Louise Gold in Poppy, which Ellen Cairns also designed.
Ellen Cairns had previously designed Sink The Belgrano, which was also produced by Viva Theatre Productions.
Sound Designer Tim Foster had previously helped with Comic Relief 1986.
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