The Clarence Players' production 'How The Other Half Loves', 1982.

The Clarence Players’ production ‘How The Other Half Loves’, 1982.

On Saturday 24 November the photograph above of ‘How The Other Half Loves’ (my first production for The Clarence Players) appeared in the Belfast Telegraph’s ‘Yesterday Once More’ column with Paul Carson. The column also included the photograph below of the Circle Theatre’s 1981 production of ‘Macook’s Corner’ featuring Dorothy Wiley, who is now a member of The Clarence Players.

Circle Theatre's 'Macook's Corner', 1981.

Circle Theatre’s ‘Macook’s Corner’, 1981.

Dorothy went on to play opposite Ray Hastie (William Featherstone in ‘How The Other Half Loves’) in the one act play ‘A Little Something For The Ducks’.

The Clarence Players' production 'A Little Something For The Ducks, 2009.

The Clarence Players’ production ‘A Little Something For The Ducks, 2009.

Dorothy subsequently played in ‘Weekend Breaks’, directed by Ray’s widow Frances.

The Clarence Players' production 'Weekend Breaks', 2012.

The Clarence Players’ production ‘Weekend Breaks’, 2012.

In 2009 I once again directed ‘How The Other Half Loves’, this time as a festival production.

The Clarence Players' production 'How The Other Half Loves', 2009.

The Clarence Players’ production ‘How The Other Half Loves’, 2009.

The original 1981 cast:

Alan Gilbert, Julie Mills, Lynne McClurg, Maurice Grant, Ray Hastie and Robina Hewitt.

The 2009 cast:

Sam Thompson, Jackie Wilson, Laura Kennedy, David Humphreys, Mark Caughey and Andrea Brown.

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