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"A Letter of Resignation " by Hugh Whitemore - June 2009


Directed by Sally Anderson

Production Manager Bill Sylvester


The Cast (in order of appearance)

Mrs Brennan Madeline Clarke
Oliver Widdowes Alan Haydock
Ian Ritchie Stan Harbidge
Lady Dorothy MacMillan Sue Terry
Sir Harold MacMillan Jon Jones


The play is set in the library of a castle in Scotland during an evening in the summer of 1963.
“A Letter of Resignation” is a work of fiction. Harold MacMillan was told of Mr Profumo’s resignation by telephone and not by emissaries from London. Widdowes, Ritchie and Mrs Brennan are invented characters. Nevertheless the main events de-scribed and discussed actually happened and are fully documented.

Act 1 The library - one summer evening
Interval - Approximately 20 minutes
Act 2 The library - immediately afterwards

The Production Team

Production Manager Bill Sylvester
Stage Manager Richard Stanway
Prompt Annette Ayres
Properties Carol Radford
Sound & Light Clive Holland
  & Group Members
Set Design David Darby
Set Construction Bob Terry
  & Group Members
Publicity Jon Jones
  Annette Ayres
Tickets & FoH Manager Christine Harbidge
Front of House/ Refreshments Group Members
Photography Christine Harbidge

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