The Children’s Hour

Southside’s 2015 Summer production was The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and directed by Emma Burford

A serious adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumour about the two women, the rumour soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

Cast

Esther Muschamp – Karen Wright

Sally Bendtson – Martha Dobie

Matthew Brown – Dr Joe Cardin

Judith Moeckell – Lily Mortar

Ann Chester – Amelia Tilford

Ify Ugboma – Agatha

Amy Wedgwood – Mary

Joanne Tanner – Rosalie

Sabrina Luisi – Peggy

Amy Rose – Lois

Rachel Smith – Catherine

Anya Browne – Evelyn

Julia Hitchen – Janet

Janina Conboye – Helen

Jim Thurston – Delivery Boy