3rd to 5th November 2011 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes

“You dirty old man…”

Enter the world of Harold and Albert. Three episodes of Steptoe and  Son adapted to the stage by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson and MKTOC’s very own, David Pibworth in association with Tessa Le Bars Management!

As a showcase for the adapted scripts, which are now available for performance to other groups on application, we presented 3 episodes:

‘The Bird’: Albert thinks Harold is going out at night too much & persuades him to bring his new girlfriend home for supper. Harold, against his better  judgement, agrees!

‘The Desperate Hours’: Two escaped convicts, the same age as father and son, take refuge in the Steptoe household.

‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mourning’: Albert’s eldest brother dies. The entire Steptoe family are united for the   funeral.

Written by Galton and Simpson. Adapted for the stage by David Pibworth.

Production generously sponsored by KIM Construction (of Olney).

Read more information about the project to adapt the Steptoe and Son scripts to the stage and how to get the rights to perform them yourself at the Classic Comedy Scripts website.

Writing legends Galton and Simpson  attended the first night (Thursday 3rd) and signed copies of their new book – ‘The Masters of Sitcom, From HANCOCK  to STEPTOEafter the show. Pictures of the signing session can be seen here.

Read our BBC News website feature here.

Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th November 2011. At the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes.
Each performance included all 3 episodes (with 2 short intervals).
Thursday 3rd November 2011. 7.30pm.
Friday 4th  November 2011. 7.30pm.
Saturday 4th  November 2011. 7.30pm.

Cast

Albert Steptoe  – Brian Two
Harold Steptoe – David Pibworth
Roxanne – Joy Parker
Albert Spooner – Gary Martindale
Frank Ferris – Gavin Fowler
Uncle Arthur – Richard Duncombe
Ted – Jon West
Uncle Nobby – David Lovesy
Auntie Elsie – Sue Walmseley
Auntie Joyce – Anna Wingerath
Auntie Jessie – Joy Parker
Auntie Alice – Ann Skelly
Auntie Minne – Erika Benning
Potty Aida – Sue Whyte
Jeffrey – Keith Lennox
Caroline – Louisa Frost
Norman – Eric Thompson

Production Team

Director – David Pibworth
Production Manager – Lorraine King
Sound – Peter Lawson
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy and Steve Clark
Lighting Design – Andy Nicholson
Props – Pam Buckle, David and Mary Howard
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Set – John Southgate
Costumes – Anna Wingerath
Stage Management – Karen and Steve Young (Hippofrog)