The Cheriton Players

21 November 2018 - 24 November 2018

Fallen Angels

Playwright Noel Coward Director Richard Perkins


The Cheriton Players' autumn production 2018 was Fallen Angels, by that master of stylish light comedy, Noel Coward. Set in a society London apartment in the 1920s, two married women receive identical communications from a dashing lover from their past. The second scene as they prepare for his visit is a classic of the theatre, with the two gals getting rather drunk and quarrelling.

Coward at his best, this is a delightful comedy and we hope you enjoyed seeing it. We certainly received some wonderful feedback from audience and reviewers alike:

“Another stunningly good production from Cheriton Players, surely on a par with many professional regional theatres. Directing, acting, costumes, set and effects all excellent.” – Mike Overy, Medstead Players

“For a small theatre company, the level of effort which has gone into the set alone is definitely worth going to see this production for.” – Elaine Chapman, Theatre, Films and Arts Reviews
To read Elaine’s full review, click here.

“Hats off to the person who thought of including a short black-and-white film of the two husbands on their golfing weekend which split Act 1 and Act 2… genius!” – Kevin Gover, Winchester Today
To read the full review, click here.

“A huge well done to everyone involved in Fallen Angels! You’ve done a fab job, great comic timing all round and I loved the movie section.” – Rebecca Leadley, member of the audience

“Thoroughly enjoyed Fallen Angels – much better than the version I saw in London about 15 years ago (seriously!!).” – Anon, member of the audience

“[Cheriton Players] pushed the boundaries of ‘village hall’ drama… The company should be proud, both in front of and behind the set: Fallen Angels definitely had wings.” – Eleanor Marsden, independent reviewer


We welcomed several new faces to the Cheriton stage for this production including Denise Truscott as Julia, Matt Jones as Willy and Pete Shepherd as the dashing Maurice. We also are indebted to Jim Glaister of Chesil Theatre for his wonderful period, black and white film of the lads playing golf shown between Act 1 and Act 2. See the film here.

Producer: Jan Conway
Stage Manager: Angela Ledsham
Set Designers: Paul Hellard and Henrietta Hellard
Lighting Designers: Jamie Herdman, Graham Arnott
Cinematographer: Jim Glaister



Julia Sterroll – Denise Truscott
Fred Sterroll – John Weston
Saunders – Claire Smith
Willy Banbury – Matt Jones
Jane Banbury – Fiona Mackay
Maurice – Pete Shepherd

To view an online version of the printed programme for Fallen Angels, click here.