Directed by Jan Atkinson
8th -15th October 2011
Set in the fictional town of Salchester somewhere between Salford and Manchester,
'Independent Means' chronicles the fortunes of an upper class conservative family in the Edwardian age.
First performed in 1909 the play’s chief protagonist is Sydney Forsyth, a socialist who has recently and rashly married Edgar Forsyth, the staunchly conservative unemployable son of John Forsyth. When John Forsyth is bankrupted after speculating the family’s capital they all face disaster but Sidney takes a secretarial job prompting her husband to announce that "no decent husband could live off his wife's earnings"... But Houghton suggests that female independence can be combined with marital harmony...
||Peter de la Wyche
and the Green Room Team
|Sound and Projection
|Lighting and Projection
|Additional Technical Support
||The Green Room Team
|The Play was kindly sponsored by:
The Vet's Place, Chestnut House, Upcast Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 6EH
Stationery Solutions, 57 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5JH