Shelley or the Idealist

by Ann Jellicoe
Opening Night 01 May 1969
Director: Pamela Pow

Ann Jellicoe was first attracted to the idea of a play on Shelley's life after a visit to Lerici while on an italian Holiday.

Although the style of this play marks a complete break from Ann Jellicoe's earlier use of vocal rhythms to hold the audience's attention, some scenes demonstrate clearly her skill in making over words into meaningful patterns of sound.


Shelley Brent Southgate 
Hog;Trelawney Richard Mercier 
Rev.Copplestone; Goodwin; Mervin Jarvis 
Walker; Westbrook Keith Harrison 
Master of University Coll Peter Hercus 
Edward Williams Peter Hercus 
College Scout; Westbrook Graeme Smith 
Porter; Eldon's Servant Graeme Smith 
Beggar; Mr Cawther; Westb Michael Herd 
Booksop Servant; Eldon's Michael Herd 
Mry Goodwin Peggy Jowett 
Harriet Westbrook Carol Moxey 
Miss Pybus; Eliza Westbro Noeline Johnson 
Helen Shelley Hilary Allwell 
Miss Meeks; Calre Claremo Jill Trotter 
Miss Ferney; Mrs Goodwin Betty Dodds 


Stage Manager Graeme Smith 
Assistant Stage Manager Sally Child 
  Edith Mercier 
  Rua Mercier 
Lighting Neil Walker 
Sound Colin Rochfold 
  Hugo Pow 
Wardrobe Pamela Pow 
  Rosalie Carey 
Minuet Shona MacTavish 
Publicity Rosalie Carey 
  Pamela Pow 
  Michael Dodds 
  Anne Holmes 
Set Construction Graeme Smith 
  Jack Pow 
  Hugo Pow 

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