Accolade - performed April 2016

By Emlyn Williams

Performed with the kind permission of Samuel French

Director - Kate Sheffield

The theme of Accolade is as relevant today as it was when written by Emlyn Williams in the middle of the last century. It concerns the much admired author, William Trenting, who has achieved great popularity as a writer basing his work on his "observations" of characters in a Rotherhithe pub. When information concerning his private life is discovered, consequences are unravelled. The implications give "food for thought".

The team of actors and their supportive crew, both backstage and in the lighting gallery, have been working well together to support each other in presenting this thriller which hopefully will give you, the audience, an interesting theatrical experience.
Kate Sheffield


(in order of appearance)

Will Trenting Paul George
Albert Roger Atkins
Rona Alison Baker
Gladys the Parlour Maid Diana Luckie
Thane Lampeter Mike Brown
Marian Tillyard Gina Macmillan
Ian Trenting Alex Bowell
Harold John Roberts
Phyllis Lea Friend
Daker Nigel Lister

Production Team

Kate Sheffield, Jude Hussey, Bruce Emeny, George Sykes, Andy Terry, Ben Graham, Derek Butcher, Nigel Rowe, Gloria Streames, Yvonne Cobbold, Karen Baker, Jacquie Terry, Alan Wheeler, June Wheeler Patience Ling, Viv Wheatley, Amanda & Nigel Rowe, Steve Sadler, Chris Feather and other volunteers not mentioned.

Awards & Nominations

The Play

Private and public worlds collide when author Will Trenting's knighthood attracts the glare of the British press. Will is forced to battle against the exposure of his secret life and the double standards of a society bent on destroying him.


Photo Shoot

(back row) John, Mike, Gina, Roger, Diana
(front row) Nigel, Lea, Alison, Paul, Alex
photos from this production to appear shortly

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