Talisman, Kenilworth – “The Orchestra”

“The Orchestra” by Jean Anouilh


Patricia, first violin – Ann Richards

Pamela, second violin – Denise Barham

Madam Hortense, double bass and leader of the orchestra – Christine Carpenter

Suzanne Delivias, cello – Maggie Curtis

Emmeline, viola – Vicky Whitehill

Leona, flute – Maggie Crook

Monsieur Leon, piano – David Draper

Monsieur Lebonze, brasserie manager – John Francis

Director – Maggie Bradshaw

SYNOPSIS: Members of a 1940s cafe orchestra – six ladies and one man – gossip, tittle-tattle, scandalmonger and back-chat between numbers but their amorous entanglements lead to an explosive climax.