“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
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’.