The script notes for ‘Pearly Pearls’ describes this play as a ‘Farce in Two Acts’ set in the ‘comfortable and well furnished’ home of Sir George Newton and his wife Lady Violet – supported by their intrepid Butler – Bennett – the butt of his masters hearty humour! Lady Violet and her friend, Mrs Pilchard, are both described as pleasant and mild mannered ladies who appear to end up getting at cross purposes with each other; whilst the Reverend Pilchard, and the Cook, provide most of the humour within the play – which the author describes as being ‘full of diverting situations’.
‘Pearly Pearls’ sounds as if it was great fun to have performed – and no doubt well in the vein of the Whitehall type farces that were popular at the time!
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- Sir George Newton – Richard Dunn
- Bennett – Peter Boulton
- Ralph Newton – Alec Malyon
- Lady Violett Newton – Hilary Boother
- Mrs Pilchard – Norma Pepperell
- Marjorie Lichard – Sue Parker
- Cook – Valerie Poore
- Marie – June Allitt
- The Reverend C Pilchard – Gordon Aylott