The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchell

Directed by Carol Anne Connolly


Act I: Living Room of Ida's house and a cemetery in Forest Hills, Queens, New York

Act 2: The Same

Mid Autumn - The Present

Production Team

Set Design - David Walton
Production Manager - Martin Chadwick
Set Construction - Harvey Levine, Nigel Catterall& Team
Stage Manager - David Walton
Sound & Light - Kyle Raynor & Richard I’Anson
Properties - Susan Cottam & Kath Hall
Wardrobe - Lynne Atkinson & David Gartside
Prompt - Pat Chadwick
Programme - Martin Chadwick
Posters - Chrisalis Design
Publicity - Pat Chadwick

Director's Notes

Despite the title this play is "dead funny" with a "dead strong cast". A cross between The Golden Girls and The Odd Couple. It revolves around three New York Jewish widows. We follow them through laughter and tears as they prepare to get on with their lives without their husbands.

We welcome Wendy Duggan to the Garrick stage for the first time, Wendy is well known in Hyndburn for her acting and directing. Cathleen Foster, Cynthia Sanderson and John Whittaker appear after varying lengths of absence and Kathleen Riley returns after her brilliant portrayal of Sylvia in our first production This Happy Breed.