Winners of the British All Winners,

Glasgow International

& Isle of Man Drama Festivals

Cytringan Players


March 2013 production

The Cemetery Club
A comedy by Ivan Menchell


Directed by Zandra Saxby   

The Castle Studio

20-23 March 2013


“Three recently widowed ladies - Ida, Lucille & Doris - are the Cemetery Club.

Every month they meet at Ida’s New York house for tea, then go to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip with their late husbands.

A chance meeting with widower Sam at the cemetery changes all their lives forever, with revelations, tears and laughter”


Lucille – Susan Moore

Doris – Pat Gale

Ida – Rita Jones

Sam – David Midlane

Mildred - Ginny Pope


Zandra’s team:

Pat Garton - Production Assistant

Phil Inglis- Lights

Sarah Stringer - Props

Peter Laughton - Sound


A week after the production run at The Castle, the cast and crew went off to the Isle of Man Full-length Play Festival, and performed on Easter Sunday.

Paul Fowler summed up the experience: ‘The Cyts’ production of The Cemetery Club, by Ivan Menchell, finished runner-up in one of the most prestigious drama festivals in the UK. The show, directed by Zandra Saxby, was also runner-up in the audience appreciation category. Overall winners were Martello Productions from Dublin with ‘By The Bog of Cats’ by Marina Carr.

...In three visits to the full-length festival the Cyts have now scored two wins and a second place - a record to be truly proud of. Adjudicator Colin Dolley praised the quality of acting, direction, and stage presentation, and highlighted the way that the company had successfully captured

the New York Jewish spirit of the piece.’

Congratulations to all concerned, including the cast of Susan Moore, David Midlane, Ginny Pope, Pat Gale and Rita Jones, plus the backstage crew of Phil Inglis, Pat Garton, Peter Laughton and Doug Pope’.