Peggy For You
by Alan Plater
5th - 12th April 2003
~ Directed by Barry Lee ~

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A day in the life of Peggy Ramsay, the most celebrated play agent of her time. Set in her chaotic office, Peggy for You is a gloriously witty, wry and unsentimental account of this extraordinary woman as she takes on principalities, powers, producers and, above all, playwrights. Eccentric, intimidating, contradictory and inspiring, she ruled an anarchic roost, including dramatists as famous and diverse as Joe Orton, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Hampton, Henry Livings, Stephen Poliakoff, Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Bond and, for thirty years, Plater himself. Mail on Sunday critic Georgina Brown described the play as: "Witty, affectionate and keenly observed, the play captures a gloriously eccentric spirit, bursting with remarkable, exasperating and undeniably vile traits... A hugely entertaining lesson in good writing...". The play premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London, 23 November 1999.

Cast
Claudia McKelveyPeggy
Roz Saint ClareTessa
Matt FrancisPhilip
Mark JamesSimon
Andy KirtleyHenry
Crew
Pippa CookeProduction Secretary
Simon LeeStage Manager
Diana WilkinsonPrompt
Louise KemplenProps
Maggie NixProps
Ken AllfordLights
Andy HowellLights
Tony MasonSound
Carol ReastWardrobe
Maggie NixSet Dressing
Mike Day & The MondaynightersSetbuilding

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Bob Sage