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Shakespeare Society "Much Ado About Nothing"

The Handcross WI Shakespeare Society put on their second production of “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1951.
As usual, most of the cast were members of the WI, but at least one man was persuaded to fill one of the parts.
The Large Version includes a numbered copy of the main photograph.
1. Mrs Weston 2 Mrs Faulkner 3 Mrs Stoner 4 Mrs Ena Tulley 5 Mr P Arnold 6 Mrs Kate Sands 7 Mrs Mills 8 Mrs May Longhurst 9 Mrs Amy Shearlock 10 Mrs Edith Biggs 11 Mrs Margaret Arnold 12 Mrs Lily Jakes 13 Mrs Gladys Toogood 14 Mrs Ethel Boakes 15 Mrs Atkinson? 16 Miss Daphne Dengate 17 Miss Phyllis “Mollie” Dengate 18 Miss Louisa Jackman 19 Mrs Inge Boniface 20 Mrs Ethel Jeffery 21 Mrs Vi Johnson 22 Mrs Kathleen Funnell.

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Handcross Women's Institute
I am obliged to Jim Biggs, whose mother appeared in this production, for supplying a copy of the programme which can be viewed by selecting Open Document.
It had not been recorded elsewhere that Mrs Maud Messel of Nymans had directed the play.
The company had already produced "Much Ado About Nothing" just before the outbreak of the Second World War. This time the production was swiftly followed by the exexpected death of King George VI and perhaps this was the last time that "God Save the King" was sung in the Parish Hall!

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