Felicity’s Fortune

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Lyrics & Libretto – Patricia Fleming             Music – Barbara Fleming

CAST
Our illustrious Master of Ceremonies – Robert Fleming

Fred Fairchild
, a hopeful hotelier – John Kahsnitz
Florrie Fairchild
, his better half – Rhonda Bland
Felicity Fairchild
, their fair child – Gabrielle Lowe

Pearl
, a rough diamond – Peggy Macleod
Claude de Fraud
, a butcherous villain – John Davies
Horace Horsnail
, the villain’s valet
– Alistair Garrow
Grandma Saltmarsh
, the salt of the earth – Margaret Taylor
Stanley Saltmarsh
(even saltier), her grandson – Mark Collier

Goldminers and Timbercutters – Peter Clyne, Barry Duvoisin, Ian Duvoisin,
David Iser, Halmie Mackieson, Peter West

PRODUCTION
Director – Mark Collier
Assistant Director – Patricia Fleming
Pianist – Barbara Fleming
Stage Manager – John Lea
Set Design & Construction – Robert Fleming
Construction Assistants – John Davies, Barry Duvoisin, John Lea, Betty Williams
Lighting  – Robert Paragreen
Sound – Brian Paragreen
Costumes – Jenny O’Connell
Make Up – Carolyn Butterfield, Marianne Standfield
Prompt – Ethel Smallwood

Front of House Manager – Dianne Paragreen
Publicity – Jennifer Paragreen
Poster & Programme Design – Leonie Clyne
Photography – Peter Clyne

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Books of the Bush, Bridge Street, Foster
ESSO
Foster High School
Foster Pre-School Centre Committee

Shire of South Gippsland Victoria’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee
South Gippsland Historical Society

Southern Cross TV-8
State Committee for Victoria’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations
Foster “Mirror”

Foster did begin life as the goldrush town, Stockyard Creek.  Gold claims had to be registered at Walhalla which was then known as Stringer’s Creek.  The historical background for the play is therefore accurate.

The characters are stock melodrama types and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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