Nobody's Perfect

by

Simon Williams

November

2003

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SYNOPSIS

Nobody’s Perfect wasfirst performed in the UK in 1998, tells the story of an aspiring writer who can only get his novel published by masquerading as a woman. “Nobody’s Perfect” is a romantic comedy, bordering on farce, with plenty to laugh about.

Harriet is a feminist publisher, with a penchant for unsuitable men friends. Leonard is a stuttering statistician whose wife has walked out on him. Their lives become intertwined when Leonard submits his manuscript to Harriet's publishing house, “Love is All Around”, under the nom de plume of Myrtle Banbury. She offers Myrtle £15,000 to publish the book, “Meet me in St Albans”, and in order to get his hands on the cash Leonard has to keep up the pretence of being a woman.

The stage is thus set for a series of comic encounters and misunderstandings, not to mention a great evening’s entertainment. The piece played to packed houses every night and judging by the level of laughter was a much appreciated bright spot in an otherwise dull November.

DIRECTOR

Ann Fuchs

CAST

Harriet

Tricia Tomlinson

Leonard

Paul Day

Dee Dee

Susi Bott

Gus

Mike Rutman

Willie Briggs

Dustin Rees

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Director

Ann Fuchs

Assistant to Director

Sally Krauer

Stage managers

Heather McNeil, Angela Murray

Set design

Christian Brandenburg

Lighting design

Jo Dennis, Dustin Rees

Lighting crew

Jo Dennis, Dustin Rees, Megan Spence

Sound recording

Matthew Harte

Sound crew

Matthew Hart, Irene Maenger

Prompters

Lynda Klomann, Nicholas McCabe

Properties

Janet Evard, Sheila von Arx, Corrine Schmuki, Karen Siber, Susan de Paul

Make up

Sylvia Lynch

Title artwork, programme design

Janine Fuchs

Programme editor

David Roscoe

Photography

Michael Epstein