Plays Directory : The Matchgirls

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
    Bill Owen and Tony Russell
  • Written
    1965
  • Setting
    London, 1888
  • Overview
    The musical focuses on the lifestyle of the match cutters at the Bryant and May factory in Bow, London, with strong references to the condition Phossy Jaw and the political climate of the era. With much of the action set in the incongruously named, but fictional, 'Hope Court', the musical portrays Bryant and May as callous and uncaring employers, with factory foreman 'Mr Mynel' representing the threatening and imposing regime in which the girls were forced to work.

If you would like to find work on The Matchgirls, join The Mandy Network today to get alerted to new roles and jobs.


Connected mandy members:

Joe Hawkins
Joe Hawkins
Actor
2018, Joe Burton
St Andrews Church
Bill Compton
Bill Compton
Actor
2018, Bert
Hampton Hill Theatre
Isabella Wheatland
2018, Winnie
Nike Louise Herling
Nike Louise Herling
Child Actor
2018, Louie
The Manifest Theatre
Katie MacFarlane
2018, Mrs Purkis
JazzArt UK
Andy Hale
Andy Hale
Technician
2017, Lighting Designer/Operator
Abigail Williams
Abigail Williams
Child Actor
2017, Nell
The Barn Theatre
Emily Heighway
2017, Polly
The Barn Theatre
Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, writer, director, producer, company manager
Sinden Theatre, Tenterden
Molly Taylorson
2015, Annie Besant
Lovegrove Theatre
Roger Smissen
Roger Smissen
Automation Operator
2013, Lighting Assistant
Wiltons Music Hall
Joshua Pharo
Joshua Pharo
Lighting Designer
2013, Lighting & Projection Designer
Wiltons Music Hall
Yvonne Wickham
2013, Mrs Purkiss
Wilton's Music Hall
Helena Morais
2013, Maggie
Wiltons Music Hall
Cecily Nash
Cecily Nash
Actor
2013, Dot
Wilton's Music Hall
Clara Powell
Clara Powell
Actor
2013, Winnie
Wilton's Music Hall
Laura McNulty
Laura McNulty
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, DSM
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Grace Harrington
Grace Harrington
Choreographer
2012, Choreographer
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Jp Christian
Jp Christian
Lighting Technician
2012, Production Electrician
Laura Coard
Laura Coard
Actor
2012, Mrs Purkiss
Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Alternative Names

Matchgirls