Move Over Mrs. Markham was originally produced by Portal Players Dramatic Society in 1988 at the North Island College Playhouse, a year before purchasing & moving to The Capitol Theatre. In the first photo, cast members from the original 1988 production are reunited at the Gala Opening Night reception for the 2004 version of the same show; the second photo is taken a few performances into the run.
Left to right, Peter Wienold (the 1988 Henry Lodge and director of the 2004 production), Liz Riddals (our original Mrs. Markham, playing Miss Smythe in the 2004 show), Irene Scott (the original Miss Smythe) and Beate Granneman (the original Sylvie).
Left to right, Pam Aspinall (the original Linda Lodge), Peter Wienold, Marilyn McPherson (the original Miss Wilkinson), Liz Riddals, and Jack Ashbridge (our original Philip Markham).
The 2004 Move Over Mrs. Markham cast, left to right: John Milne (as Walter Pangbourne); Wendy Karpuik (as Linda Lodge); Elliot Drew (as Henry Lodge); Teresa Mulligan (as Joanna Markham); Robyn Cross (as Miss Wilkinson); Colin Sim (as Alistair Spenlow); Scott Lowe (as Philip Markham); Liz Riddals (as Miss Smythe); and Lisa Davies (as Sylvie).