Over Gardens Out
by Peter Gill
Royal Court Theatre
The Theatre Upstairs, 29 July 1969
The action takes place in Cardiff at the present time.
OVER GARDENS OUT was first performed in the Theatre Upstairs at
the Royal Court Theatre on August 5th 1968 with the cast below, directed by the
When OVER GARDENS OUT was performed in The Theatre Upstairs at the
Royal Court Theatre two television sets were placed, one each side of the playing
area, against the theatre walls. They were each tuned to a different station and
the volumes remote controlled so that during the play the sound could be turned
down except in scenes where a television might be on. The sound was brought up at
the end of some of the scenes to help cover the stage management moving the furniture,
and both sets were turned up when the audience came in and when they left the theatre.
Please do not smoke in the auditorium
||Don Hawkins (Jeffrey), born in Cwafelirfach in South Wales, was a professional
musician, playing all over Europe, before becoming an actor. He left Paris,
where he was studying at the Sorbonne, to attend the Drama Centre in London.
Since completing his course last year, he has made a film, "The Virgin Soldiers",
for Columbia Pictures, played in, the Bond season of plays at the Royal
Court Theatre and appeared on television in "World in Ferment".
||Pamela Miles (Mrs. B) was born in Cardiff where she attended the College
of Music and Drama She has worked at the Lincoln Repertory Theatre and with
the Welsh National Theatre Company where her roles included "The Rivals"
and Antigone. Her West End appearances include "Horizontal Hold" at the
Comedy and "The Beggars Opera" which also played at the Edinburgh Festival.
She has also made numerous television appearances in Wednesday plays and
||James Hazeldine (Dennis) started his theatrical career at the age of
sixteen in his home town repertory theatre in Salford, where he obtained
his first acting job when he was seventeen years old. He has since appeared
at the Liverpool Playhouse, the Newcastle Playhouse, Manchester Library
Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, where he played in the Bond season.
Television appearances include a play in the D.H. Lawrence series and a
film, of "Julius Caesar" for American television
||Anthony Douse (Father), born and bred in Nottingham, trained at the
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His experience in repertory includes seasons
at Farnham and Sheffield. During the last eighteen months he has appeared
frequently at the Royal Court Theatre — in "Hotel in Amsterdam", the Lawrence
trilogy and as the child murderer in "Life Price", both the latter being
directed by Peter Gill.
||June Watson (Mother) is a native of Edinburgh and received her training
there at the College of Drama. She has acted in almost every repertory theatre
in the country and his made numerous television appearances. Her recent
stage appearances include "The Ha-ha" at the Hampstead Theatre Club, "The
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" at the Liverpool Playhouse and "Life Price" at
the Royal Court Theatre. She has just returned from playing the Nurse in
"Romeo and Juliet" at the Ludlow Festival.
||Roger Notes (Shop Assistant) is Cardiff born and bred and trained at
the Cardiff College of Music and Drama. After completing his course, he
won a BBC Scholarship consisting of a year's acting contract. From there
he went to the Oxford Playhouse for a season. He has played with the Welsh
National Theatre Company and helped to form a Welsh Artists Workshop in
Cardiff. His recent television appearances include an episode of "Dixon
of Dock Green" and a serial for Welsh television called "One of the Family".
||Peter Gill (Author and Director) is a former assistant director at the
Royal Court Theatre and his productions there include "The Local Stigmatic"
by Heathcote Williams, "Crimes of Passion" by Joe Orton, Thomas Otway's
"The Soldier's Fortune", the D.H. Lawrence trilogy and most recently "Life
Price" by Jeremy Seabrook and Michael O'Neill. His productions at other
theatres include Shaw's "O'Flaherty V.C." at the Mermaid Theatre and Bill
Naughton's 'June Evening". He recently returned from the States where he
directed "Much Ado About Nothing" at Stratford, Connecticut. His previous
plays which were presented at the Royal Court Theatre, were "The Sleepers'
Den" in 1965 and "A Provincial Life", based on Chekov's "My Life", in 1966.
"Over Gardens Out", set in his home town of Cardiff, is his most recent.
|Television sets supplied by
||Radio Rentals Ltd
|Shop fittings supplied by
||The London Co-operative Society
|Spectacles supplied by
||Clifford Brown Ltd.