Autumn 1979

Gigi - by Colette & Anita Loos
Performed -  Autumn 1979 at Blackfriars Theatre

The plot focuses on a young Parisian girl being groomed for a career as a courtesan and her relationship with the wealthy cultured man who discovers he is in love with and eventually marries her.


In order of appearance, actors names on right:

Gigi - Josephine Williams
Madame Alvarez (her grandmother) - Joy Hensman
Andree (her mother) - Betty Lovell
Gaston Lachaille (Tonton) - Jonathan Clarke
Victor (Alicia's Butler) - David Scoot
Alicia De St.Ephlam (Gigi's aunt) - Ann Cartwright
Sidonie (Mme Alvarez' maid) - Lesley Virr

Production Team

Producer - Ken Lancaster
Stage Manager - Stephen Grist
Set Design - Stephen Grist 
Set Construction - Stephen Grist, John Binks, John Forrest, Tim Ashberry, John Welsh, David Quincey, Chris Leafe, Roger Nichols, James Asplin, Harold White, Paul Clarke and members of society.
Stage Crew - 
Wardrobe Mistress - Mary Grist
Properties - Bob Bloodsworth, Jenny Truepenny, Jo Cansdell
Lighting Designer - Richard Sutton
Lighting Directors - John Forrest & Alex Blades
Sound Director - John Binks
Decor designed and executed by - Jeanette Wallis with Jenny Truepenny, Jo Cansdell, Lindsay Paragreen, Mike Wallis, Chris Jameson
Poster Design - Jenny Truepenny
Front of House Manager - Jenny Clarke
Mme Alvarez & Mme Alicia's hair by - Georgina's Hair Fashions
Telephone kindly loaned by - Budge & Mableson