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Waiting for Wilmot

Written by Steve Hennessy
Directed by Alison Comley

14 Apr 2010 to 20 Apr 2010
Various venues

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Stepping Out Theatre founder member and photographer Ian Wilmot died in 2008. Group members go to great lengths to avoid being in our productions. And he did really hate the dancing.

But we feel quite strongly that Ian should be in this show. So, we'll be waiting on stage every night until he shows up. Why not join us? To pass the time, we'll put on a play called . . yes, you guessed. If Wilmot goes all Godot and doesn't show up, we'll have to go looking for him. But that'll be ok. The Underworld is a really fun place, apparently.

With a nod to Beckett, a wink to Euripides and a high five to Shakespeare, Stepping Out Theatre present their most personal production yet, and the first ever actual resurrection live on stage. Possibly.

There will be some dancing. We're really sorry about that Ian, but it can't be helped.

The production included an exhibition of Ian's photography and artwork in the foyer at the Brewery Theatre. The production and exhibition were taken for one night only to Fromeside Medium Secure Unit.

Veronique Fernandez was the first winner of the Ian Wilmot Award, and her artwork also featured in the exhibition, and on stage.

The production had the largest cast ever for a Stepping Out Theatre production, with 38 performers involved. It sold out for the first three nights at the Brewery Theatre, and received some of our best ever audience feedback.

A video / DVD of this production in a special souvenir case is available from Stepping Out Theatre Company priced at £10 (includes package and posting).

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Gill Amphlett - Green Team Member
Anna Apples - Green Team Member
David Ballinger - Red Team Member
Ernie Bell - Singer Songwriter
Pameli Benham - The Director (Alison)
Patsi Braddick - Dancer with 'The Tribulations'
Derek Brake - Blue Team Member
Marie Buchannon - Red Team Member
Sue Chambers - Dancer with 'The Tribulations'
Paul Clarke - The Seagull
Tom Collis - Steve Number 3
Terence John Davies - Patient Number 7
Cheryl Douglas - Dancer with 'The Tribulations'
Charlie Ekpaloba - Green Team Member
Veronique Fernandez - French Artist
Nancy Frankel - Sir Robbin' Ripoff
Chris Harmer - Blue Team Member / Insecurity Guard
Simon Hawking - Green Team Member / The Magician
Steve Hennessy - The Messenger Talthybius
Jason Hewitt - Yellow Team Leader
John Barlow - Yellow Team Member
Roz Hopkinson - Blue Team Member
Ross Hughes - Steve Number 2
Caroline Hunt - Melancholy Jacques
Therese Liddy - Yellow Team Member
Louise Lordan - Doctor Watson
Debbie Peters - Green Team Member
Jane Peters - Dancer with 'The Tribulations'
Laura Phillips - Model for Dresses
Dee Sadler - Steve Number 4
Emma Stadon - Red Team Member
Charlotte Stevens - Steve Number 1
Ann Stiddard - Model for Dresses
Lis Sah Stuart - The Bus Driver / Insecurity Guard
Lucy Whittle - Blue Team Leader
Ann Wilson - Blue Team Member
Pat Wright - Dancer with 'The Tribulations'


Director - Alison Comley
Assistant Director - Roz Hopkinson
Designer - Ann Stiddard
Exhibition Organiser - Ann Stiddard
Exhibition Artwork and Photography - Ian Wilmot
Ian Wilmot Award Artwork - Veronique Fernandez
Costumes - Penn O'Gara
Lighting Design - Frazer Riches
Technician - Frazer Riches
Original Music - Ernie Bell / Mind Your Music
Tribal Dance Choreography - Patsi Braddick
Photography - Jose Navarro
Produced by Alison Comley / Steve Hennessy
Sound Mastering - Hoxa


"A tribute to a dear, deceased friend is a tricky enough subject in it's own right, but 'Waiting For Wilmot' is wildly ambitious in every sense anyway, and you never get the sense it's going to baulk at the challenge . . a touching and thought-provoking consideration of the joy and pain in remembering a friend."
 Ben Welch, Venue Magazine


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