The Enchanted April

Performances: 15-18 May 2024, Betchworth Village Hall

Director: Jane Hogg

Four ladies who have only just met make a bold decision to escape the dire winter weather of 1920's London and rent a villa in Italy for the month of April. All have very different characters and backgrounds, but each has a deep dissatisfaction with their everyday lives.

Will their time together at beautiful San Salvatore help bring them the friendship, resolution, peace and most of all, love, they crave ? Join Lotty, Rose, Caroline, Mrs Fisher and assorted husbands on their Italian idyll to find out, in this gentle play adapted by Bonnie Roberts from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

Presented by arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois


Lotty Wilkins Diane Mayall
Rose Arbuthnot Jane Khan
Mrs Fisher Jane Seymour
Lady Caroline Dester  Dee Coutts
Mellersh Wilkins Neil Mayall
Frederick Arbuthnot Kevin Hogg
Mr Briggs Stephen Tickell
Francesca Linda Slater
Domenico David Ames


Sound & Lighting  David Ames, Julie Bickerdike, Roger Nelson
Sound design Kevin Hogg
Set design Jane Hogg
Set construction Kevin Hogg, Gerald Hulf, Tracey Hulf,
Stephen Tickell, Neil Williams & the Company 
Stage management    Kevin Hogg, Stephen Tickell
Costume Jane Hogg and the Company
Prompt Trish Finch
Front of house Joanne Packham 
Poster and programme design  Josh Packham
Photography Geoff Martin