We'll Always Have Paris

Programme for We'll Always Have Paris

Written by Jill Hyem

Staged by Hook Players in 2014

Directed by Elizabeth Knight

Stage managed by Charlotte Handy


"We'll Always Have Paris" is a play with laughter and tears, the promise of romance, love and anger, friendship and loyalty, and the advantages of growing old. Three women of 'a certain age' gravitate to Paris. Nancy, a retired headmistress determined to throw off her shackles. Anna, recently widowed, and now free, after years of nursing a sick husband and Raquel, a divorcee in search of eternal youth and a new toy boy.


Lesley Morrison Nancy
Ros Alesbury Anna
Claire Meaden Raquel
Graeme Cooper Charlot
Ros Shepherd Madame Boussiron

Production team

Andrew Bonnin Bar Manager
Ann Grigg Set design , Poster Design/Painting
Antony Hunter Box office
Catriona Terrell Prompt
Charlie Mansfield Lighting
Christina Emery Catering Manager
David Ralph Musician/piano
Helen Carter Dresser
Jackie Hayward Front of house staff
Jane Bonnin Front of House Manager
Janet Bartrop Make Up
John Hamshare Rehearsal Assistant/front of house
John McDonagh Photography
Kara Stanford Raffle/front of house
Kate Blackman Refreshments
Katie Linehan-Hill Musician/Violin
Livvy Gibson Front of house staff
Mark Bonnin Front of house staff
Mark Thomas Lighting/Sound Assistant
Martin Cocks Musician/Bassoon
Michele Linehan-Hill Musician/Guitar/Bass Guitar
Mike Cooper Technical Advisor/Set Construction
Pat Cooper Rehearsal Assistant/front of house
Paul Cuttle Set painting/front of house
Paul Gaskill Bar staff , Front of house staff
Paul Teuma Master Carpenter/Set Construction/crew
Pauline Hunter Front of house staff
Phil Knight Lighting and sound
Ros Shepherd Publicity
Ruth Malone Musical Director/clarinet
Sarah Hall Musician/Flute , Programme
Saundra Evans Make Up
Serena Van Rinkhuyzen Front of house staff
Sofia Belfelice Make Up
Sue Gibson Set painting/crew
Sue Morris Front of house staff
Trees Newsagents Box Office
Warwick Howe Assistant Director
Wilma Jordan Props
Yvonne Hinton Costume Design and Stage Props