Local Theatre → Doreen Richardson (193?-2015) née France

Doreen Richardson (née France) is known to have taken part in the following local productions:

ProductionYearRoleCompany
Sunny1951cast: Sunny (Bunny Peters)Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
The Girl Friend1953castHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
The Quaker Girl1955cast: Phoebe, an English maid to Princess MathildeHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
Show Boat1956cast: EllieHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
Call Me Madam1957cast: Mrs. Sally AdamsHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
Love from Judy1958cast: Sally McbrideHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
The Pajama Game1959cast: GladysHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
Free as Air1960cast: Ivy CrushHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
The Merry Widow1961cast: Frou-Frou (Grisette at Maxim's)Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
The Merry Widow1961dancerHuddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society
Wild Violets1963dancing mistressHuddersfield Amateur Light Opera Society
Wild Violets1963cast: Augusta, wife of Hans Katzen & maid at the Château VioletteHuddersfield Amateur Light Opera Society
Salad Days1964dance arrangerHuddersfield Thespians
Salad Days1964cast: A Don / Rowena / A SunbatherHuddersfield Thespians

They are credited in the above productions as Doreen France.

Photographs

Sunny (1951) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Leonard Kitching and Laurence Mackness.


Also pictured: Alice Kerfoot, Norman Moore, and William H. Pike.


Also pictured: Constance Holmes, Leonard Kitching, Joyce Longley, Norman Moore, Norman Royston, and Edgar Woffenden.

The Quaker Girl (1955) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: John Sykes.

Show Boat (1956) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Norman Moore.

Call Me Madam (1957) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Frank Lamb.


Also pictured: Jack Liversidge.

Love from Judy (1958) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Terence Brearley.

The Pajama Game (1959) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Norman Moore.


Also pictured: Eric Walker.


Also pictured: Terence Brearley and Richard G. Hey.

Free as Air (1960) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society

The Merry Widow (1961) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Joan Dyson, Sandra Lee, Barbara Schofield, Maureen Sheard, and Joan Ware.

The Merry Widow (1961) — Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Wendy Bailey, Gillian Cartwright, Rita Clark, Joan Dyson, Marina Haigh, Sandra Lee, Maureen Livesey, Joyce Melia, Barbara Schofield, Maureen Sheard, and Joan Ware.

Wild Violets (1963) — Huddersfield Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Charles Gillespie.

Wild Violets (1963) — Huddersfield Amateur Light Opera Society


Also pictured: Kay L. Middleton and Norman Moore.


Also pictured: Kay L. Middleton, Norman Moore, and Eric Walker.

Biographical Notes

  • Reportedly never revealed her age. Likely local birth registations are Q1 1930 (mother's maiden name Shaw) or Q1 1932 (Hill). Married William Richardson in 1953 but continued to use her maiden name professionally. Awarded the MBE in the 2001 New Year Honours list for "services to the community, especially the Performing Arts, in Huddersfield". Died 6 November 2015.