The 1972 British farce ‘Move Over Mrs Markham’ was revived this year by the St Andrew’s Drama Society (DramSoc) under the direction of Angus Trenerry and co-direction of Jake Carr. Jake’s insight into what was happening on stage was incredible and Gus’ undeniable devotion to the play and its actors was a beautiful thing to watch and was unquestionably the reason the play was so successful.
The cast itself was a wonderfully colourful group of Drew’s men and women; Lily Mostyn was elegant and graceful in her portrayal of the titular Joanna Markham while Jock Lehman sweated his way through the show as her bumbling husband Phillip. Nick Jackman had the crowd in hysterics as the flamboyant and cheeky Alistair as did Antigone Duchesne in her role as the vivacious Linda, with James Kane as her smooth talking and debonair husband Henry. India Cordony honed her French accent to perfection as the sexy and playful maid Sylvie whilst Benny Watt was outstanding as the ferocious and intense Miss Smythe. Billy Chapman’s comedic timing was admired by the whole cast as Walter and Sam Bear truly did bare all as gutsy and beautiful Miss Wilkinson.
The cast and directors would like to say a special thank you to Cassie Brigden and Genevieve Seargant for their tireless efforts, as well as Bethany Cottee, Bonnie Cheuk, Ed Furst, Marco van Westing, Arun Lertsumitkul, Chris O’Donnell, Henry Hamilton, Holly Gavin, Josh Moloney and of course Drew’s Buffet for all our delicious goodies. This was a wonderful experience and made even more special by the fact that we were able to share it with our friends and family as well as our College peers.
– Jock Lehman (fr 2013)
Photos courtesy of Angus McCrabb (fr 2015)