Darling Edith

A Voyage Round My Father

A Voyage Round My Father

John Mortimer

David Parton

4 - 11 July

"Dear Elizabeth. I'm so relieved to find that you can lie as mercilessly as anyone."

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Darling Edith

Darling Edith

Christine Mason and Edward Halstead

31 May 2020

Performances

Sun 2:30pm

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Christine Mason will be remembered by many members as an accomplished actress. She performs, with actor Edward Halstead, her rehearsed reading of the correspondence between the artist Rex Whistler and Edith Olivier, cousin of Sir Laurence, a dear friend o

Synopsis

Rex Whistler, 1905-1944, was mainly based in London and Wiltshire but had strong ties with Sussex, and was stationed in Brighton with the Welsh Guards in 1944 prior to going to Normandy after the D-Day landings, where he was killed in his first hour of action. He would have known Lewes well, driving through to visit his friends, Viscount and Viscountess Gage at Firle. Christine has been a member of LTC since the dawn of time, first appearing as a playing card in Alice in Wonderland, then in Colin Silk’s production of Measure for Measure, after which she became more involved backstage, with occasional stage appearances, at least twice as a dead body, in fact the late Cyril Brown pronounced that he had, ‘Never seen a promising star sink back into obscurity so quickly.’ Edward Halsted has a 40 year professional career working in all media. His theatre appearances include Scrooge at Windsor Castle and work with the National Theatre and in the West End. On television he has been in The Bill, Jonathan Creek, Holby City and many other productions.”