Butterflies are Free

Autumn 1983

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Butterflies Are Free - by Leonard Gershe
Performed -  Autumn 1983 at Blackfriars Theatre

Young Don Baker, hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker's controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.


In order of appearance, actors names on right:

Don Baker - Andrew Fravigar
Jill Tanner - Donna Grocock
Mrs Baker - Ann Cartwright
Ralph Austin - Patrick Allso

Production Team

Director - Jeff Ashberry
Stage Manager - S. Grist
Set Design - J. Cammack
Set Construction - Chris Smith, S. Grist, Colin McDonnell, Patrick Allso, Mike Barker, Jeff Ashberry, John Binks, Bill Arrowsmith
Stage Set Built by - Zac Moores, Carl Thornton, Cliff Goldsmith
Properties - Janet Leaper & Liz Chamberlain
Lighting - John Binks
Sound - Angela Brown
Poster Design - Roger Nichols
Publicity - Patrick Allso
Publicity Photos - Boston Camera Society, L.S.G., Charles Wilde
Prompter - Joan Irwin
Front of House Manager - Ken Lancaster