Entertaining Ipswich for over 70 years

The Masque Players Kesgrave

Production Details

Tom Jones

By Joan Macalpine

Directed by Clive Brynley-Jones

Assisted by Doris Brynley-Jones


Director's Note


Henry Fieldings novel, Tom Jones, was published in 1769. It was widely regarded as the first modern English novel, leading straight to the works of Dickens and Thackery. This is the second time that the Masque Players have put on this excellent adaptation of Henry Fieldings novel. The story is a rumbustious romp of a young man through rural and city life of 18th century England. It involves quite a large cast which enables you to see not only many of the"seasoned" Masque Players actors and actresses but also some very talented newcomers.

We thought this would be a very appropriate play with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding Masque Players. During all of that time we have put on 2 plays every year, each year. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you,our audience , for your loyal support and we hope that you enjoy the evening.


Tom Jones - Jon Cox

Squire Allworthy - David du Boulay

Bridget Allworthy - Vanessa Jarrold

Thwackum - Sam Slade

Blifil - Jullian Mettrick

Squire western - Reg Balmforth

Molly Seagrim - Jane Gifford

Sophia Western - Lisa Phillips

Honour - Vanessa Jarrold

Doctor - Steve Lyes

Susan - Lizzy Paton

Mrs Waters - Julie Waters

Mrs Fitzpatrick - Amanda Cunningham

Captain Fitzpatrick - Andrew Craig

Lord Fellamar - Steve Lyes

Constable - John Ely

First Bystander - Pat Pomphrey

Second Bystander - Jane Gifford

Woman with basket - Sonia Mermagen

Andrews - Patrick Cooney

Allworthy's Servant - Patrick Cooney

Executioner - Patrick Cooney

Priest - Sam Slade

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