The Circle



The Circle

by Somerset Maugham


14-17 October 1953


Also performed at Glyndebourne Opera House on 5th December as part of ‘Finals Day’ for Sussex County Full-Length Drama Festival


John Deall as Arnold Champion-Cheney, M.P.

Doreen Atkinson as Mrs. Shenstone

Beryl Binstead as Elizabeth (Arnold’s wife)

Kenneth J. White as Edward Luton

Edward Hood as Clive Champion-Cheney

Edmund Andrew as Butler

Norah Hall as Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney

George Baker as Lord Porteous



Producer: Patrick Johnson

Stage Manager & Lighting: Kenneth J. White

Wardrobe: Betty Carpenter

Set designed by: Jon Peaty

Effects: Leslie Chatfield

Properties: Ivy Oborne

House Manager: Donald Halfey


Original watercolour set design for 1953s "The Circle" by artist Jon Peaty

              The Southwick Players: Reg. Charity No. 227937

Resident Company at The Barn Theatre, Southwick                   Member of Brighton & Hove Arts Council