pROGRAMMECalifornia Suite

by Neil Simon

Directed by Martin Chadwick


Visitors From New York
Visitors From Philadelphia
Visitors From London
Visitors From Chicago

California Suite is composed of four playlets set in rooms 203 and 204 in the Beverley Hills Hotel


The play was first presented on June 10, 1976. at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York. In this production, as the playwright, Neil Simon intended, the characters were all played by four actors. In the subsequent film this was changed, giving roles to stars such as Walter  Mattheau,  Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda. Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby and Alan Alda. Maggie Smith was given an Academy Award for her performance.


Set Design - James E. Wadsworth
Set Construction - Roy Forrest, Mark Morton and Team
Stage Manager - Giles Williams
Properties - Gordon Chadwick
Lighting - Huw David and Team
Sound - Andrew Bean and Team
Prompt - Penny Walker
Photography & Displays - Mark Storton
Front of House - Andrew Husband
Costume - Burnley Garrick Club and Cast

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of The Friendly Hotel, Burnley, in providing a location for the display photographs.