The Lines Family produced many plays, the programmes for some of them have survived and are produced here – I am not sure what order they should come in.
Programme Cinderella Performance at 5.30 p.m. Mr Lines
Cinderella By the Anne Boleyn Dramatic Club Cast: Cinderella ....................Jennifer Lines Prince Charming ...............Roger Lines The Ugly Sisters ..............| John Worker | Michael Lines Godmother .................... Pamela Worker Page ......................... Jeremy Lines --------------------------- Scene I - The kitchen of the Ugly Sisters' House Scene II - The ballroom Scene III - The kitchen ------------------------- Costumes by Madame Worker The Hall, kindly lent by Madame Lines
This must have been fairly early as Tim is not in the cast, and the family were presumably living at Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Cheam. (OSM)
This one was presumably performed on January 29th 1939.
Michael is not in this one, but Roger is not only the author, but plays two knights and a villager.
Salcombe Christmas Entertainment 1931
The school Christmas activities. Selective transcriptions follow.
Programme "SALCOMBE" Avenue Road Southgate Saturday 5th December 1931 3 o'clock
Salcombe is still a school in Southgate, (OSM) founded in 1916, and prepares for entry to, amongst others, “the highly competitive Dame Alice Owen’s School,” which is where my Grandfather went. It had the same headmistress – Miss Ethel Deakin – from 1916 to 1975.
3 RECITATION "Mr. Gardener and Mr.Sweep" MICHAEL LINES ... 10 "Summer" .... Butterflies DAVID BAKER NICK FLOWER ROGER LINES ... ROSS MCWHIRTER NORRIS MCWHIRTER MICHAEL OGLE ...
My Uncle Michael has a solo piece, and my father, Roger, has probably his first stage appearance, as a Butterfly. Notable fellow butterflies were Ross and Norris McWhirter, twin founders of The Guiness Book of Records.
17 PLAY "Duke of the Christmas Daisies" Adapted from "The Little White Bird" by kind permission of Sir J.M. BARRIE ... Trees KEITH ROWAN MICHAEL LINES ...
My father is not in this play, although a part as a tree would have been appropriate, given his later career in Forestry.