Plays Directory : Cranford

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Alison Carthy & Caroline Reader (from the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell)
  • Written
  • Setting
  • Overview
    It’s the 1840s and Cranford, a small Cheshire market town, is on the cusp of great change. The railway is pushing its way relentlessly towards the town from Manchester, bringing fears of migrant workers and the breakdown of law and order. This classic tale takes a dip into the lives of a group of spinsters and widows who struggle in genteel poverty to maintain their standards of propriety, decency and kindness. Miss Matty Jenkyns is much-loved for her kindness. Meanwhile, her elder sister and fellow spinster, Miss Deborah - Cranford’s moral guardian - enforces a rigid social code and dominates the town’s women. The arrival of handsome new doctor, Frank Harrison from London, causes a stir; not only because of his revolutionary medical methods, but also because of the effect he has on many of the ladies’ hearts in the town. A sensitive and moving portrait of life and manners in an English country village, which also packs a real emotional punch, promises to be a sure-fire hit with theatregoers of all theatrical tastes.

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Connected mandy members:

Natasha Stiven
2019, Mary Smith
UK and Ireland
Kate Coverley
2019, Mrs Jaimerson/Fanny/Mrs Barker
Charlie Frances
2019, Jem Hearn
Jenny Deering
2019, Miss Pole
Rory Moncaster
2019, Major Gordon
UK / Ireland Tour
Rachael Cummins
2019, Miss Matty
Bethan Barnard
2019, Miss Jessie Brown/ Martha / Mrs Forester
Paul Valentine
2019, Captain Brown / Thomas Holbrook
UK Summer Tour
Charlotte Parker
2013, Mary
The Little Theatre Leicester
Laura-Leigh Newton
2013, Martha
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Victoria Grantham
Victoria Grantham
Voice Over: English
2012, Signora Brunoni
Rebecca Norris
2012, Mary Smith
Juri Budzovsky
2012, Signor Brunori/ Jem Hearn
Sochel Rogers
2012, Martha
The Old Market
Becki Charles
2012, Alice, Lady Glenmire
The Old Market Theatre Brighton
Annie Jackson
2012, Mary Smith
Victoria Grantham
2012, Signora Brunoni
The Old market
Isla Carter
Isla Carter
2011, Miss Mary Smith
UK No1 Tour
Stewart James Barham
2011, Captain Brown
UK Tour
Naomi Hignett
Naomi Hignett
Makeup Artist
2011, Makeup Artist
Carriageworks Theatre Leeds

Alternative Names

Cranford The musical