Clarissa Mumford – well into her 60’s, a cheerful outspoken diva. PLAYS: Superintendent of Angels, Nosy Neighbour, Mrs. Hatch, Lady Pratchett, Mrs. Thompson, Janey Bailey, Zuzu Bailey, Katie O’Hara
Anthony Vickers –60’s, a bit defeated by his life in the theatre, drinks a bit, had a few good Shakespeare roles in his day.
PLAYS: Clarence, Mr. Gower, Uncle Billy, Mr. Phelps, Mr. Bernini, Train Guard, Peter Bailey, Mr. Walsh, PC Bert, Harry Bailey
Pamela Brook – pushing 30, her career is not going anywhere now the director she was dating has moved on. She’s cynical, considering quitting. PLAYS: Mary, young Harry, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Charlton, Nora, Beryl
Timothy Chistleworth – public school, fresh and enthusiastic, has a few credits in weekly rep. An old school friend’s father is an agent so he’s just been signed up and is ready to conquer London.
PLAYS: George, young George
Director: paces about with a headset and clipboard and does the announcing. Male or female. Firm though frazzled.
Technician/ Tom – has one line from the booth
The Heartwarming Classic ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ re-imagined as a live 1940’s Radio Play was presented by the Cliffhanger Company in December 2017 at The Coach House, Rottingdean and Saltdean Community Hall starring Isabella McCarthy Sommerville, Margot Jobbins, John Black and Richard Evans-Thomas
“Bravo! It’s a Wonderful Play!” Amanda Davidson
“So clever, witty, and the acting and directing were fabulous!” Kim Ryan
“Delightful and perfectly cast, I want to see it again!” Neil Jordan
“A cracking show!” Emma Howarth
“Such a funny idea and so beautifully acted. A brilliant Christmas story!” Philip Sugg
Preview available here