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Babes in the Wood

  • 05 Dec 1974
  • 20:00
  • 08 Dec 1974
  • 20:00
  • Théâtre Pitoëff, Geneva
Babes in the Wood 1974


Babes in the Wood is a popular pantomime subject, and the 1974 production was not the last GAOS version. Modern pantomimes by this name usually combine the story of innocent children lost in the woods with parts of the modern Robin Hood story.

This production featured the first appearance - albeit backstage - of one of the Society's most dedicated members, Anthea Roth (née Dunning).


Polly Perkins   Dorothy von Känel 
Sir Jaspard de Gaspard (Sheriff of Nottingham) Keith Rogers
Clot (his henchman) Keith Miller
Baron de Broke  Peter Barnett
Rolex, his dog      Sarah Stanford
Maid Marion   Jane Davies
Nurse Gubbins Bill Nuttall
Babes: Lawrence  / Caroline
Angela Shiels / Joan Seery
Robbers: Tish / Tosh  Derek French / John Tracey
Robin Hood Helen Estinel
Will Scarlett
Adrian Esterman
Friar Tuck   Fernand Junod
Fairy of the Woods Karen French

Chorus of villagers, outlaws and fairground characters:

Alan Ball, Ferga Blum, Elaine Brangwin, Fran Caldcleugh, Dimitri Dacos, Anthea Dunning, Dan Epstein, Penny French, Rosemary Green, Ulla de Groot, Ariel Haemmerlé, Anne Henderson, Carolyn Hornfeld, Jim Jackson, Frances MacKenzie, Susan Parsons, Cecilia Place, Colin Richardson, Zelda Ryce, Tony Stanford, Jackie Valenzi

Village children, fairground characters and birds:

Karen Barnett, Graham Broomfield, Susan Broomfield, Alison Grant, Symon Hytten, Lisa Jackson, Michael Jackson, Susan Jackson, Annjk von Känel, Sarah von Känel, Fiona Manning, Sylvie Manning, Deborah Stevenson


Directors  Marjery Jackson / Kath French
Musical Director  Norman Boyle
Stage Manager 
Steve Bastin
Production Assistant
Catherine Riedlinger
Set Design  Markham Moore
Set Construction  Steve Bastin
Lighting  Steve Toynbee
Sound Effects Ariel Haemmerlé
Front of House  Ralph Dudrow
Costume Design / Wardrobe 
Sigrid Pittendrigh / Sandra Manning
Make-up   Pat Broomfield
Props   Anthea Dunning
Dog made by Derek French / Jill Litt
Poster design
Derek French



Babes in the Wood Poster


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