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Hot & Cold In All Rooms: March 1977

By Max Reitmann

'Hot & Cold In All Rooms' programme cover

Newspaper review

Plenty to chuckle about

A well-rehearsed team made a fine job of presenting Max Reitmann's comedy "Hot And Cold In All Rooms" at Sheringham Little Theatre last week.

The Sheringham Players kept the chuckles going throughout the play, acting out the complicated love affairs of the residents of a Kensington apartment house.

Malcolm Hambling did well as the father-confessor Pop, helping others with their problems before finally marrying landlady Alice Danvers (Edna Jenkins).

George Edwards plays the, effeminate Cecil who plays a mother to everyone and admits, when going to a wedding at the end of the play that he doesn't know whether he is the best man or the bridesmaid.

American Elmer (Ned Seago) is keen (as are all the men) on sexy Ingrid (Hilary Turner), but pairs up in the end with Sheila (Elizabeth Burke), who blossoms during the play from being dowdy to most attrac­tive, with a little help from dear Cecil.


Pat and Frank (Pauline Page and Colin Love) end up together and upper-class Bertie (Christopher Lea) lands the most coveted catch - Ingrid.

Odd one out is the eccentric Basil Clutterbuck, played by John Nash.

Fred Leonard did a commendable producing job, with his assistants Eve Turner, Sandy Roper and Dot Swift. Lighting and sound effects were by John Avery.


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Cast Backstage
Albert Freeman (Pop): Malcolm Hambling Producer: Fred Leonard
Pat Ward: Pauline Page Stage Manager: Don Grand
Alice Danvers: Edna Jenkins Assistants: Eve Turner, Sandy Roper, Dot Swift
Elmer Kaufmann: Ned Seago Electrician and Sound Effects: John Avery
Basil Clutterbuck: John Nash  
Frank Mason: Colin Love  
Ingrid Peterson: Hilary Turner  
Bertie Rogers: Christopher Lea  
Shiela Parks: Elizabeth Burke  
Cecil Simpson: George Edwards  
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