Benton Players (1)

Benton Players 1923
Title Benton Players (1)
Date 1923
Location Rawdon
Photo ID E146
Comment The Benton Players were a dramatic society formed by the congregation of Benton Congregational Chapel (now Trinity Church) at the junction of New Road Side and Green Lane and the then Minister Rev. W Guy Caunce.

“Mr Pim passes by” the first production by the society. A play by A A Milne, described as a quintessentially English drawing room comedy. It is about a woman who fears she has married her second husband before the first was dead.
Standing at the back Left to right: Dora Creasey, John Cree, Nancy Creasey.
Seated Left to right David Ellis, Rene Lumby, ? Rodwell, Kathleen Parker & Roy Meldrum.

Benton Players 1923

E147 – Benton Players, 1923.

Benton Players – 1923

This image is identical to E146 above, except for some reason John Cree is missing from the middle of the back row.

Benton Players 1923

E148 – Benton Players, 1923.

Benton Players – 1923

Standing at the back: David Ellis is on the left, Roy Meldrum on the right. Seated left to right are: Nancy Creasey, Rene Lumby
? Rodwell, Kathleen Parker, Dora Creasey.

Benton Players 1924

E157 – Benton Players, 1924.

Benton Players – 1924

The 1924 production was “She Stoops to Conquer” and dressed in costume the cast had a photograph taken outside Benton Congregational Chapel.

Back row left to right:
Alec Meldrum, Kathleen Parker, Donald Parker, James McLuskey, Charles Assell, Elsie Hyde, Edgar Brayshaw and John Cree.

Seated left to right: David Ellis, May Clarke, Roy Meldrum and Maude Rodwell.

Benton Players 1925

E158 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

Oscar Wilde’s famous play staged by the Benton Players, left to right are: Margaret Gilbert, Charles Assell, Grace Roberts,
Marguerite McIntyre, George Roberts, Roy Meldrum, May Clarke.

Benton Players 1925

E159 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

In this scene we have from left to right: David Ellis,
Margaret Gilbert, Charles Assell, Rubina Anderson,
Grace Roberts , George Roberts, Marguerite McIntyre, May Clarke, and Roy Meldrum.

Benton Players 1925

E133 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

“At Home” A domestic drama given by the Benton Players.
From left to right the cast:
Roy Meldrum, Margaret Roberts, Nancy Creasey, Dora Creasey, Kathleen Parker, John Cree, Elsie Hyde and Edna Gill.

Benton Players 1925

E134 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

A scene from the play, actors from left to right: Margaret Roberts, Elsie Hyde, Edna Gill, Kathleen Parker, John Cree, Dora Creasey, Nancy Creasey and Roy Meldrum.

Benton Players 1925

E135 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

In this scene left to right: Margaret Roberts, Roy Meldrum, John Cree,
Nancy Creasey, Kathleen Parker, Elsie Hyde and Edna Gill.

Benton Players 1925

E136 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

Part 2 of this play was titled “The Boy Comes Home”. In this scene uncle James was played by Mr D Ellis, aunt Emily by Betty Cree.

Benton Players 1925

E141 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

Quality Street is a play by J M Barrie, it tells the story of two sisters who begin a school for refined genteel children.

The full cast of Quality Street:
Back row left to right are: Dora Creasey, George Roberts, Edna Gill, James McCluskey, unknown, John Cree, Donald Parker, Margaret Gilbert, David Ellis and Betty Cree.

Front row left to right are: Frank Ellis, Wilfred Trumper, Cerinthia Gascoigne, Robert Caunce,
Rene Varley, Marguerite McIntyre, Margery Caunce, Harry Winfield, Irene Denison and Ralph Ellis.

Benton Players 1925

E140 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

Some of the cast:

Back row, left to right: Margaret Gilbert, David Ellis, Betty Cree, Donald Parker, John Cree, James McCluskey, Edna Gill and George Roberts.

Seated left to right: Dora Creasey, Marguerite McIntyre, Rene Varley and Nancy Creasey.

Benton Players 1925

E142 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

A dance sequence from Quality Street, on the left is Rene Varley, following to the right are Margery Caunce, Frank Ellis (with dunce’s cap) Wilfred Trumper, Irene Denison, Ralph Ellis (standing behind),
Harry Winfield, Cerinthia Gascoigne, Robert Caunce and Marguerite McIntyre.

Benton Players 1925

E144 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

The three members of the cast seen here were Marguerite McIntyre on the left, John Cree and Rene Varley on the right.

Benton Players 1925

E145 – Benton Players, 1925.

Benton Players – 1925

On the left is Rene Varley, next Edna Gill then John Cree and Marguerite McIntyre are on the right.

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Consolidated by: Elaine Ellwood. 26 March 2021.
Last updated: 06 April 2021.

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