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Maurice Billingsley writes 26-08-04 :

" . . . Here is a picture of a Blacklion panto — this must have been 1969, when we put on 'the Rose and the Ring and Robin Hood', with myself as producer .
. . .  The smaller people visible are members of the Boys' Club that Eugene Lewis (then Superior) had us start in the rec room one night a week. They were Robin Hood's Merry Men."





(Source and commentary : Maurice Billingsley)

"Michael Gallagher, bobble hat, stage 1, was customs officer, whose defeat by R Hood (Joe Maxwell? I was teaching once a week with this guy! An Irishman, non Priorian) was loudly cheered. Frank Toop (Priory, Londoner) was a wicked royal person. Ray Murphy, in the fetching stripes, was the good prince who came out on top. Another non-Priorian, from East Kilbride, where I guess you'll find him yet."

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(Source and commentary : Maurice Billingsley)


(L-R): Dave Simpson, lighting, Maurice Billingsley, producer;
Dick Kinlen - righthand man? Maurice McPartlan, costumes?

This was the production where Peter Hurrell was beheaded, though the
bloodthirsty audience wanted REAL BLOOD and a real head. When we kicked
a football into the auditorium there was an almighty scramble and we were
then able to move the production on. . . . I think Maurice McP is suffering from
crazyfoam rather than loss of emulsion from the print.