Wivenhoe Youth Theatre - The Royal Pardon
Summer Production 1994
The Royal Pardon was the first summer production performed by the Wivenhoe Youth Theatre in the Philip Road Centre. The members of the Youth Theatre discovered that as well as acting, they must also create all the costumes, lighting, set and props, and advertise and sell the show.
The Royal Pardon, written by John Arden and Margheretta Darcy, tells the story of a young soldier on the run from the law who joins a theatre company who are heading for the French court to perform at the wedding of the English prince and the French princess. Croke’s band of performers have adventures on the way, not knowing that handyman Luke is a fugitive.
Circumstances conspire to put the soldier on stage, with his new found love, where he must ad lib a play with great ingenuity to appease royalty, and receive a pardon for his crime..
Luke . . . . . Kevin West
Clown . . . . . Amy Sparks
Mr Croke . . . . . Glen Corbett
Mrs Croke . . . . . Sarah Stokes
William . . . . . Kim Corbett
Constable . . . . . Robert Payne
Mr Higginsbottom . . . Hetty Reid
Mrs Higginsbottom . . Nicola Evans
Lord Chamberlain . . . Linda Edwards
English King . . . . . Laura Kirwan
English Prince . . . . . Zoe Wheeler
French Officer . . . . . Emma Stacey
French Actress . . . . . Jo Foster
French Actor . . . . . Claire Vicary
French King . . . . . Laura Kirwan
French Princess . . . . Gemma Whitfield
French Cook . . . . . Katherine Faulkner