Tale of a classroom scandal
THE Folkestone and Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society’s entry in this year’s Kent Drama Festival is to be The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The play is set in the 1930s in Scotland and concerns the unconventional teaching methods of Jean Brodie. She incurs the wrath of her teaching colleagues because of her favouritism among her pupils and scandals involving the art and music teachers. The play is based on the novel by Muriel Spark and was adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen. The title role is being played by Kathie Mabberley and the cast includes members of FHODS’ youth section. The society is now based at the Tower Theatre in North Road, Shorncliffe, where new heating and seats have been installed. The play will be performed from Tuesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 17. Adjudication by Charles Evans will take place after the performance on Thursday, March 15.
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Left, Libby Dix as Mrs Perry; centre, Kathie Mabberley as Miss Jean Brodie with Phil Aherne as Teddy Lloyd; right, Kathie Mabberley with Clair Beechy as Sandy