Previous Work Teacups, Zebras and Dancing Kaisers The subtitle of this performance was ‘Unfolding Wallington’ as it aimed to give glimpses into the historic house and the extraordinary family who lived there. When researching the show, we found so many stories that we decided to give the audiences glimpses which would then stimulate more questions and interest.Each group of sixty guests was divided into three parties of twenty people who each experienced one of three distinctive and intimate tours. The ropes that usually stand between guests and the rest of the rooms were taken down so the audience could become guests of the house and its unusual family. Audiences encountered some of the guests of the socialist MP Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, from George Bernard Shaw to Gertrude Bell and Sybil Thorndike.The last child of Sir Charles and Lady Mary Trevelyan lived in an apartment in the West Wing at Wallington until recently. Patricia Trevelyan, who died in June 2013 at the age of 98, was a great supporter of the performance, as was her daughter Janet Hall who took part in the show (playing herself). I hope you are all massively proud. Last night was as good as it gets in terms of visitor experience - not just in the Trust - but anywhere. The house was completely alive - and the people I spoke to didn't just say it was good - they said it was remarkable. Working with the November Club was a really brave decision - and I know it has involved lots of work - but it was definitely worth it - what you've done is ground breaking - and I'll do everything I can to ensure you get the recognition you deserve. Audience member I am still thinking about it, trying to express to myself what it was that made it so wonderful. I have definitely never experienced anything like it before - except perhaps other November Club productions. Part of it is that everything, every part of what you experience is so imaginatively done and so well done. And part of it is that, like all great art, it made you aware at some deep level of what you could be… It’s a work of real genius. Audience member Credits: Text development Fiona EllisDirector - Cinzia HardyDesign & Costume - Imogen Cloet Soundscapes and Original Music - Katie Doherty Creative Associate - Maurice O’Connell Lighting Design - Kevin Tweedy Production Management - Zoe Bottrell, Culture Creative Costume Supervisor - Joy Sanders Costume Assistant - Kate Eccles Graphic & Website Designer - Julia Dobson Website - John Stafford, ThreadMedia Box Office - Helen Sheerman, Culture Creative Project Assistant - Louise Tarrant Crew: Production - Richard AgarInstallation - Viv AndersonScenic Artist (Attics) - Alan WoodFloor Manager - Christine PlummeTechnical installation and lighting -Hi Lights Cast: Ben Martin- TeacupsNarratorZoe Lambert- Zebras NarratorJoy Sanders -Kaisers Narrator Victoria Gibson-Gertrude BellDavid Robson-FattuhRichard Bliss - Sir Charles TrevelyanKatie Doherty -Lady Molly Trevelyan, TeacupsSally Collett - Lady Molly Trevelyan, ZebrasKirsty McClure -The People’s TheatreJames Regan - Labour Party Rep/Sir Lewis CassonAlexandra Ferries Reina - Labour Party Rep/Dame Sybil ThorndikeAllie Garside - Cambo WI/Edith BulmerLouise Tarrant - Marjorie TrevelyanCharlotte Sisson -Violet SkipseyJacob Anderton – Joseph NewbigenDale Jewitt - James Lees-MilneMargy Tasker Brown - Miss Prestwich, known as BooaRichard Thompson - Ned PearsonLinda Thompson - Mary SmithCharlie Moon - Emily LeeJanet Hall as herself Servants: Amanda Hepburn Mat Watson Dot Holder David Weissand Judith Byrne Sheena Wilkinson Margaret Tait Chris Bates Dorrie Cookson Kathleen Neri Ken Haynes Eileen Robson Dot Downey Ann Bain Sylvia Herrick Jacqueline Rutherford Ellena Leatherland Gillian Mason Alex Reid Milligan Children: Charlie CappsBertie HinsonIsabella RedmayneEmma CowieRebecca Moon Musicians: Katie Doherty - Vocals & PianoPaul Knox - Fiddle & Northumbrian PipesRuth Ball - FiddleJames Boyle -Fiddle & Melodeon Wallington Pipers: Frances DowerGil SergeantSue HofmannAndrew DavisonNicola DavisonAnn SessomsAnne DolphinDorothy CraggKit PumphreyHilary & Sara PatonLouise WoodmanNick LeemingMarian DownsMichael Ratliff Supported by National Trust and Arts Council England Banner image © Topher McGrillis Booking for this event has now closed.