In 1949, Dorian Williams founded the Pendley Shakespeare Festival amid the Victorian finery of his magnificent ancestral home. Sixty-five years later, it remains our privilege to bring Shakespeare to new audiences in the beautiful grounds of the Pendley Manor Hotel. Why not escape the troubles of the day and embrace the Great British elements with an evening of Open Air Shakespeare?
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Heritage: Could your memories of Pendley aid memoirs on costume designer mum?
David Bottomley is curating a project to collect memoirs of people who knew and worked with his late mother, Margaret Harrison, a Yorkshire woman who won the national competition to design costumes for the 1964 Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival of Twelfth Night.
He would be interested to hear from anyone who was involved in the Pendley Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night in 1964, for which she designed and made the costumes, directed by Dorian Williams and organised by John Holifield.
The cast and production team incuded wardrobe mistress Greta Morgan, set designer Roger Bryson, Anne Horne as Viola, Keith Chamberlin as Orsino, Caroline Odgers as Valentine, Rowan Chapman as Curio, Michael Evers as a Sea Captain, Peter Wellby as a Seaman, Penelope Willis as Maria, C.R.Evers as Sir Toby Belch, Brian Sanders as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Jennie Norwood as Olivia, Joanna Lodder as Lady in Waiting, Sandra Kettle as Attendant to Olivia, Roberta Morgan as Olivia’s Page, Stuart Ready as Malvolio, Philip Dunn as Anotnio, David Rees as Sebastian, film director, Geoffrey Reeve as Feste, John Holifield as Fabian, Dorian Williams as Sir Topaz.
Please feel free to conact David on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07932 411455.