Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell and adapted by Martyn Coleman, played from Thu 9 – Sat 11 Oct 2014 at Knowle Village Hall.

Set in the early 1830s, this gentle comedy brings to life the ladies of Cranford, their enduring friendship and their love of gossip. A visit by the widow of a Scottish peer begins a chain of events that sparks a small revolution in the sleepy village of Cranford. Will their quiet lives ever be the same again?


Mrs Gaskell – Margaret Fulford
Miss Matty Stephanie Harris
Martha – Jodie Bottrell
Mary Smith – Jayne Beecraft
Miss Pole – Hannah Reddy
Miss Barker – Norma Young
Mrs Forrester – Mary Reddy
Mrs Jamieson – Chris Adderley
Mr Hoggins – Steve Shipley
Lady Glenmire – Sue Wall
Jim Hearn – James Spittle


Director – Stephen Yeomans