DAVID HALLIWELL RADIO PLAYS
1967 A Who's Who of Flapland
1972 Bleats from a Brighouse Pleasureground
1980 Was it Her?*
1986 Grandad's Place
1986 Shares of the Pudding
1986 Do It Yourself
1992 There's a car park in Witherton*
1992 Crossed Lines*
date nk Little Malcolm & his struggle against the eunuchs*
*exist in collections within VRPCC
Notes on some of the plays
Was it Her?
A lover from his past, on a busy street, but.....was it really her?
A man who finds information about his family tree, with unforeseen
results. For a start, he didn't know he was adopted... with Nigel Anthony
Gavin Bagley, Anna Cropper was Karen Mason, Anthony Dowse as Wilfrid
Clapcott, John Bott as Mr. Bagley, Alex Marshall as Mrs. Bagley,
Colin Douglas as Albert Appleyard, and David Halliwell as the landlord.
With Gabrielle Day, Katherine Parr, Theresa Streatfield, Jean Trend,
James Kerry. Directed by Peter King.
There's a carpark in Witherton
Witherton is a Cotswold village, so unspoiled it doesn't even have
a car park. But what if a place like this can make a fortune from an
unearthed medieval relic? Stars Nigel Anthony as Ashbrook / Mr. Carnill,
Peter Penry Jones as the narrator, Keith Drinkel as Frere, Jonathan Adams
as Dodson, with Brett Usher, Eliza Buckingham, Peter Gunn, Siriol
Jenkins, Alison Reid, John Church. Directed by Peter Kavanagh.
An exciting thriller beginning with a stray telephone call....I
wonder how I'd react if my business was in trouble and I
received a proposition like this...stars Ian Hogg as Daker Adwin, Claire
Falconbridge as Sadia, Graham Padden as Jackman, Kathryn Hurlbutt as
Edie, David Vann as Aaron, Joyce Gibbs as Mrs. Dabbs, Simon Carter as
Mr. Dabbs, Terrl Molloy as Keel, Gillian Goodman as Yattar, and David
Halliwell as the prison officer. Directed at Pebble Mill by Philip
Little Malcolm and his struggle against the Eunuchs
Malcolm is a revolutionary, a human dynamno, a guy
who gets things done. So are his followers. But none of them have
got a job...a rather serious version of "Citizen Smith"....
with David Streams as Malcolm, Richard Pearce as Wicke, Mark
Kilmurray as Ingham, Adrian Lochhead as Nipple, Annette Badland
as Anne. Adapted for radio by David Halliwell; directed at Pebble
Mill by Philip Martin.
The play was first performed on stage in 1965, with Halliwell in
the title role.
Malcolm Scrawdyke, expelled from his Huddersfield art college,
persuades fellow students Ingham, Wick and Nipple to join him in
forming a new political party. Their first revolutionary
act will be to humiliate the college's principal.
The play becomes grimmer when the conspirators decide that
Nipple is a spy and he is tried and expelled from the party.
The absurd humor of the 'trial' is revealed when it becomes obvious
that Nipple's only crime is failing to fit in with the others.
Scrawdyke's life has been all about planning great things.
He has gathered a bunch of misfits around him
to shore up his fragile self esteem; they join him in his failure
to get anything done and yet they are stronger and
more realistic than him.....
list of plays compiled from info. supplied by Roger Bickerton
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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