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by Sue Townsend

In Sue Townsend’s heartfelt comedy, three severely agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years, and made it to a jumble sale. The sale has been organised by their social workers, the young trainee Fliss and the ex-agoraphobic volunteer Gwenda, though as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between them and the anxious people they are supposed to be looking after becomes less and less clear.

As Margaret, Bell-Bell and Katrina prepare to meet the public, armed with the suits of a deceased husband, old sequinned show dresses, bric-a-brac and a standard lamp, nerves and neuroses are running high, and a sensitive portrait of the suffering behind their phobia emerges.

Bazaar and Rummage was first presented in 1982 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London

It was then first broadcast on TV, on BBC One, in 1983.



Nominated - Walter Hawkins Award for Creativity and Design


Tina Stewart, assisted by Sue Bridgeman


Margaret: Tracey Ball
Bell-Bell: Lin Bowden
Fliss: Lizzie Abbot-Davies
Gwenda: Diane Owen
Katrina: Jacqui Coventry
WPC: Jane Williamson


Stage Manager: Rob Owen
Set Design: Rob Owen
Set Construction: Rob Owen, Phil Lovell & Mike Knight
Lights: Daniel Harvey
Sound: Pete Williamson & Tim Ball
Costumes: Karen Smith
Props: Kate Salt, Maggie Allsopp & Kate Richardson
Prompt: Ros Kent
Box Office: Pauly Milton

Programme and Poster Design: Rob Creer
Front of House: Melody Lewis assisted by members of Sodbury Players & SPYS

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