BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre


David Bird, Barbara Joynt

The Seven Year Itch, a comedy by George Axelrod. Our itch opened our fifth season in fine form, with a tour-de-force and very good houses. Sean Jacklin made his stage debut, David Bird was wonderfully New York and Barb Joynt out-Marilyn'd Marilyn. Cast: Richard Sherman: David Bird; Helen Sherman: Susan Code; Rickie: Sean Jacklin; Elaine: Joanne Oatway; Marie Whatever-Her-Name-Was: Janice Reid; Doctor Brubaker: Bob Sneyd; The Girl: Barbara Joynt; Tom: Tim Hannah. October 1999.

 Richard Davidson as Willy

The Gifts of the Magi. A moving, sensitive, often comic and always marvellously musical show. Our production moved nonstop through a dozen musical numbers that left the audience and sometimes the actors breathless. If you were one of the lucky few who took a chance on something "different" you were well rewarded for your courage. If not, you should try it, next time. It doesn't hurt, honest. Directed by Janice Jacklin. Willy: Richard Davidson; Jim: Peter Coon; Della: Helen Rutledge; City Her: Lin Jechel; City Him: David Jacklin; Soapy: Ken Rutledge; Music: Brenda Waugh with Joe and Barb Martin and Jim Bailey. December 1999

Roseanne LePage & Ryan Aunger

A Flea In Her Ear, by George Feydeau. Ah-ha! It's slamming doors and dropped pants you want! Well, Flea supplied that in spades. One patron remarked, at the second intermission, that she didn't think it was possible for anyone to top the insane hilarity of Act Two; after Act Three, she said simply, "They did!" After Flea, BDP is well on its way to its best box office season ever. Camille Chandebise: Ryan Aunger; Antoinette Plucheux: Roseanne LePage; Etienne Plucheux: Bob Sneyd; Dr. Finache: Peter Graham; Lucienne Homenides De Histangua: Susan Code; Raymonde Chandebise: Kathie Reid; Victor Emmanuel Chandebise: Robert Del Grande; Romain Tournel: Jamie Schoular; Carlos Homenides De Histangua: Garry Welsh; Eugenie: Charlotte Argue; Augustin Feraillon: Richard Pitcher; Olympe: Bonnie Walther; Baptistin: Ken Eccles; Herr Schwarz: Ron Barter; Poche: Robert Del Grande.February - March, 2000.

Rick Wood as Sebastian, Tegan Healey as Miranda

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. Our fifth Shakespeare In The Garden was possibly our best ever.  Magic on every level. What solid performances; marvellous music; the gardens never more beautiful; an exciting set; glorious costumes. However, threatening rain kept audiences to very disappointing levels -- nobody trusts us that it never rains on Shakespeare. Here's the track record: 5 productions; 31 performances; 18 dress rehearsals; 0 rainouts. If you missed it, you missed a remarkable event. Outdoors in the gardens of the Perth Manor Heritage Inn. ALONSO Ian Doig; SEBASTIAN Robert Del Grande; PROSPERO Peter Graham; ANTONIO David Bird; FERDINAND Rick Wood; GONZALO Ken Eccles; MIRANDA: Teagan Healey; CALIBAN Scott Duncan; TRINCULO John Vanwingerden; STEPHANO Richard Pitcher; ARIEL Louise Adolph; Boatswain Richard Bowen; Master: Greg Walsh; Adrian, Peter Dixon.
June 15-24, 2000

Jon Van Wingerden & Peter Dixon
Gilbert (Without Sullivan) and Sullivan (Without Gilbert)
Directed and designed by David Jacklin
Costumes by Jeanne Jenner
Front of House AND Sound/Light Operator, Janice Jacklin
With assistance by: Susan MacDougall,  Jim Bond, Linda Hughes Bond

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
A Tragic Episode in Three Tabloids, founded on an Old Danish Legend
By W.S. Gilbert
Queen Gertrude. . . Barb Guthrie
King Claudius . . . Robert Del Grande
Guildenstern . . . Scott Duncan
Rosencrantz . . . David Jacklin
Ophelia . . . Svetlana Timtsenko
Hamlet . . . Graham Shaw
The Player King . . . John Gill
The Player Queen . . . Peter Dixon

Cox & Box
or, The Long Lost Brothers
A Triumviretta in One Act
Written by F.C. Burnand, Composed by Arthur S. Sullivan
Adapted from J. Maddison Morton's farce BOX AND COX
James John Cox, A Journeyman Hatter . . . Jon Van Wingerden
John James Box, A Journeyman Printer . . . Peter Dixon
Serjeant Bouncer, Late of the Dampshire Yeomanry . . .  Richard Pitcher
The Man Outside . . .  Scott Duncan

July 21 to August 5 2000
John Gill & Peter Dixon