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Thanks for the Music


Written by Alan Marks, Directed by Nicola Smith, performed on the 22nd-24th April 2010 by the Dulverton Players.

We had a lot of positive feedback from people about our Cabaret we did last year, and the only criticism was that people thought that we should do a bit more drama in our productions. The cabaret got a lot of new people onto the stage, and made a lot of new connections, so we wanted to do something with the same energy, but with more of a plot and the opportunity to display all of the talent that we had in the cabaret, and a few people that we weren’t able to take part in it.

The play revolves around a day in the life of the main character, Dorothy Cottrell, who has a pleasant day reflecting on a musical life past. Her ex-Flight Lieutenant husband, successful daughter, and promising granddaughter all chip in with a variety of anecdotes, and memory starters.

As with any cabaret/musical play/group piece, we had a huge cast. I offer a great thank you for the music to all who took part, I hope that I haven’t missed any of them, but here there are:

The Cast
“Thanks For The Music”

The Cast
Dorothy Cotterel Sara Hooley
Dorothy’s husband, Reg Cotterel Simon Bartlett
Dorothy’s daughter, Jackie Edgcombe nee Cotterel Suzanne Thompson
Jackie’s husband, Clive Edgcombe Nick Thompson
Lilly Edgcombe, Jackie’s daughter Emily Mansfield
Margaret Wolcott nee Perriam (Great Grandmother -Dorothy’s Mother) Mary Jones
William Wolcott (Great Grandfather-Dorothy’s father) Bill Walters and MC John Thorogood
Young Reg and line dancer Robert Looseley
Milkman (Ian Sanders), his father (Jeffrey Sanders) and Roger Davies Paul Ryan
Gramophone salesman and Gareth Jenkins Alan Marks
John Wetherman (guitarist) Richard Hall
Liza Schmitt, Lili Marlene singer (Young Grandmother), dancer, line dancing teacher Mary Jackson
dancer and silhouette dancer Nicola Smith
Dancer Amanda Grahams
Dancer Ray Wheeler
Dancer Suzanne Blake
Line dancer Liz Stanbury
Line dancer Christine Timms
Pianist April Golding

Director / Choreographer Nicola Smith
Scriptwriter/Assistant Director Alan Marks
Music Director April Golding
Stage Manager / Production / Ticket sales / Front of house team Chris Dubery
Backstage team leader / Lighting Simon Williams
Sound / Lighting assistant Tom Lock
Wardrobe Marian Allen
Wardrobe assistant Liz Stanbury
Set decorations Lisa Woolley
Props Debbie Passmore
Poster and ticket production Simon Bartlett
Foyer display Andrew Bawden
Programme/prompt Marion Silverlock

Because the play was written locally, there are no rights attached to it, if you want to have a read, or even perform it yourself, here is the script:


If you are interested in performing it, please contact us so that we know about it, and we can even help you advertise it, or help out.

The below pictures provided by Robert Loosley who played Young Reg in the production.


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