Flora's Heatherley cover

Flora's Heatherley – 2006
Flora Thompson passes "from foolish youth to wicked adolescence" in Grayshott 1898–1901

Photos of the showsCastScenes – see also 1998 performance

Details of tour venues for Flora's Heatherley, May 2006

8pm, Friday 12th May 2006
Millennium Hall, 2 Ontario Way, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LD — (01428) 723889

2.30pm & 7.30pm, Saturday 13th May 2006
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA — (01428) 642112

8pm, Friday 19th May 2006
Thursley Village Hall, Thursley, Surrey GU8 6QA — (01483) 419594 – CANCELLED

2.30 & 8pm, Saturday 20th May 2006
Headley Village Hall, Arford Road, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8LJ — (01428) 712892

2.30pm, Sunday 21st May 2006
Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL — (01252) 795571

This Production

The casting of this play brings together a number of talents from across the local area.
Over the years, since we started touring productions in 1993, our community plays have aimed to forge links between local actors and dramatic societies, as well as to satisfy a need for the presentation of local history in an enjoyable and accessible form.
Some of our members in this production are working together for the first time, others have 'been here before'. May the links we have forged grow ever stronger!

The action of the play lasts about 2 hours with one interval of 10 minutes.


Walter Chapman – Nick Webb
Emily Chapman – Pru Harrold
Annie Symonds – Georgia Keen
Flora Timms – Karina Farnlucher
Charles Foreshaw – Stan Sharp
Sir Frederick Pollock – John McGregor
George Bernard Shaw – Rod Sharp
Marion – Jenna Cross
Bob Pikesley – Simon Coyte
Isobel ('Izzy') – Sammi Gedsyk
Winifred Storr – Isobel Glinn
Grace ('Gee') Leuchars – Emily Downs
Arthur Conan Doyle – Peter Glinn
Ernest Chapman – Mike Measures
Richard Brownlow – Paul Kosinski
Mavis Brownlow – Ashleigh Keech
Mrs Parkhurst – Mary Coyte
Mrs Davidson – Lesley Mather
William Sillick – David Green
Telegram Boy – Brad Nicholls

Production Team

Author/Director  John Owen Smith
Wardrobe  Dil Williamson
Scenery construction  Paul Heath
Properties & effects  The cast and Kay McGregor


Act I - 1899

Scene 1 - Inside the Chapman's accommodation at Grayshott Post Office, 1899
Scene 2 - In Grayshott Post Office, next morning
Scene 3 - At the site of the proposed Refreshment House, Grayshott
Scene 4 - In Grayshott Post Office, some weeks later
Scene 5 - On Ludshott Common, later that day
Scene 6 - A Sunday afternoon in Crossways Road, Grayshott
Scene 7 - In Grayshott Post Office, a few days later
Scene 8 - Inside the Chapman's accommodation at Grayshott Post Office, that night
Scene 9 - In Grayshott Post Office, a few days later
Scene 10 - In Crossways Road, Grayshott, soon after
Scene 11 - In Mr Foreshaw's House, next Sunday afternoon
Scene 12 - In Crossways Road, Grayshott, a Sunday afternoon some weeks later
Scene 13 - The opening of the Fox & Pelican, Grayshott
Scene 14 - In Grayshott Post Office, a few days later

Act II - 1901

Scene 15 - In Grayshott Post Office, 1901
Scene 16 - In the Chapman's accommodation at Grayshott Post Office
Scene 17 - At Flora's lodgings with Mrs Parkhurst
Scene 18 - Sir Frederick Pollock meets with Conan Doyle
Scene 19 - In Grayshott Post Office soon after
Scene 20 - On Ludshott Common soon after
Scene 21 - In Crossways Road, Grayshott
Scene 22 - Mrs Parkhurst's house, some weeks later
Scene 23 - In Grayshott Post Office, some time later
Scene 24 - In Crossways Road, immediately after
Scene 25 - In Grayshott Post Office, at the same time
Scene 26 - In Crossways Road, Grayshott, some time later
Scene 27 - By the new Hindhead Telegraph Office
Scene 28 - Mrs Parkhurst's house, some days later
Scene 29 - In Grayshott Post Office, a few days later
Scene 30 - Farewells in Grayshott
Scene 31 - Inside the Chapman's accommodation at Grayshott Post Office
Scene 32 - Epilogue and Flora's Wedding

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