2019 | HARVEY



~ By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited ~

Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th October 2019

The wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play is coming to Charlton!

WRITTEN BY
Mary Chase

DIRECTED BY
Louise Gaul

CAST
Myrtle May Simmons – Alex Parker
Veta Louise Simmons – Jodie Coughlan
Elwood P Dowd – Mark Higgins
Maid / Miss Johnson – To Be Confirmed
Mrs Ethel Chauvenet – Elizabeth Moss
Nurse Ruth Kelly, RN – Shereen Sands
Duane Wilson – Christopher Lang
Lyman Sanderson, MD – Adam Alexander
William R Chumley, MD – Keith Hartley
Betty Chumley – Jackie Hartley
Judge Omar Gaffney – Lee Copp
E J Lofgren – Ryan Hutchings

SUPPORTED ONSTAGE BY
The Confused Patient – Andrew Spence
The Confused Patients Wife – Janet Sweet
Doctor – Ryan Hutchings
Nurse – Janet Denne

SPECIAL MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
PERFORMED BY

Jodie Coughlan & Adam Alexander

Harvey is a 1944 play by the American playwright Mary Chase. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. It has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring James Stewart.  

Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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