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Epsom Downs
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Epsom Downs

by Howard Brenton(1977)

Opening Night: February 16th 1995

Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Theatre

Production Notes

A compassionate and accessible comic documentary of a famous British festival. Epsom Downs takes the temperature of Britain on Derby Day in 1977 - the year of the Silver Jubilee and Punk Rock. A kaleidoscope of characters and events interweave during the day climaxing in a riotous staging of the actual 1977 Derby.

Cast and Company

Role or Job Name
Miss Motrom Nikki Allerton
Down & Out / Stable Lad / Lunatic Jenny Anderson
Kermit Trader / Chicken Vendor / Tic Tac / Lunatic Elizabeth Benning
Sharon / Minty / Lunatic Lindsay Blumfield
Charlotte Pearce / Horse Owner Caroline Clark
Bobby / Bunny Girl / Lunatic Rachael Tasmin Cordell
Dorothy Delaune / The Derby Sara Fletcher
Police Horse / Jocks / Bodyguard / Morry Burrows / Bookie Paul Galloway
Superintendent Blue / Louis / Horse Owner / Drunk Roland Ham-Riche
Primrose / Policewoman / Linda Jones
Margaret Charli Lewis
Lord Rack / Bud / Roger Coyle / Bookie Ian Marsh
Sandy / Drunk Martin O'Connor
Sawbones / Hugh / Mack / The Aga Khan / Jubilee Drunk / Jockey Matthew Parry
Horse Owner / The Course Gill Pateman
Cynthia Backshaker / Woman in Beer Tent Sara Peckham
Ghost of Emily Davison / PA System Liz Ross
Drums Mark Brown
Guitar Huw Davies
Bass Matt Davies
Director David Blumfield
Wardrobe Caroline Clark
Original Music Huw Davies
Lighting Design Naïda Edmonds
Set Design Gary Jones
Sound Design Debbie Moon
Stage Manager David Thornley