MARGARET THORP

Margaret has been actively involved in a wide variety of theatre for many years and has appeared in many productions of plays and musicals. Her most recent acting role for Bawds was in LUCKY SODS (Annie). Other productions in and around Cambridge include ABELARD AND HELOISE (Abbess), SPRING AND PORT WINE (Betsy Jane), OLIVER! (Mrs Sowerberry), SWEENEY TODD (Mrs Lovett), THEY CAME TO A CITY (Lady Loxfield), WAITING IN THE WINGS (May Davenport), THIS HAPPY BREED (Ethel Gibbons) and LLOYD GEORGE KNEW MY FATHER (Maud Boothroyd). She has also made countless appearances in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

Margaret is also a founder member of The Penguin Club, Cambridge's amateur technical organisation. Her costume skills have been utilised many times by Bawds  and for other companies including THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE MIDNIGHT FOLK and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL and IMPROBABLE FICTION.

Margaret costumed the Bawds productions of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES , A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE GHOST TRAIN, THE ELEPHANT MAN, KATHERINE HOWARD, THE SECRET GARDEN, THE WINSLOW BOY, TREASURE ISLAND, THE MOONSTONE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, WYRD SISTERS, OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR and THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL. 

Directing credits for other companies include LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, HAY FEVER, HOBSON'S CHOICE and CHARLEY'S AUNT.

Margaret is now retired but from time to time she likes to keep her hand in by doing a bit of costuming.

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