Arms and the Man

18th, 19th, 20th and 21st November 2004

The action of Arms and the Man takes place during the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885. Raina, daughter of the Petkoffs, is betrothed to Sergius, a true Bulgarian hero. Her romantic world gets highly confused when a Swiss, fighting for the Serbs, hides in her bedroom and eats her chocolates. Who is Raina’s true hero? – The play was so popular in its time that Oskar Strauss made it into the operetta “The Chocolate Soldier”.
Cast of Characters:
  • Raina Petkoff - Sarah Blake 
  • Catherine Petkoff - Michèle Zentar 
  • Louka - Lucy Edge 
  • Captain Bluntschli - Rick Blake 
  • An Officer - Anthony Crowson 
  • Nicola - Mark Loveday 
  • Major Petkoff - Alastair McDonald 
  • Sergius Saranoff - Donald Phillips

Directed by Melanie Zander

Stage Manager - Dick Waite
Set Design - Nigel Link and Melanie Zander
Stage Artwork - Antony Crowson and Sarah Blake
Lights and Sound - Kevin Kewin and Stefano de Padova
Costumes and Props - Pat Bowen
Makeup - Birgit Williams
Set Contruction - Nigel Link, Simon Allan, Dick Waite, Henry Walls, Adam Miller, Éamonn McKernan , Rick Blake, Bruno Sousa, Nicola Gebers, Patrycja Zawierucha, Lisa Vannucchi and members of the cast