Bothered and Bewildered


Irene - Chrissie White

Beth - Karen Hunt

Louise - Hannah Jenkins

Barbara Cartland - Chris Clarke

NHS Consultant - Steve Gray

Dr. Johnson - Kieran Gladman

Community Policeman - Dave Burton

Jim/James - Josh Squire

Young Irene/Shelley - Charlotte Faulkes

Behind the scenes

Director – Kate Gledhill

Production assistant – Viona Hopwood

Props – Tracey Gladman and the Ifield Barn Theatre

Sound and lighting – James Walsom /Colin White

Front of House - Richard Green, Tracey Gladman, Viona Hopwood, Colin White, Lynne Fallowell

About the play

Bothered and Bewildered is a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body. As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer's, Irene's past passion for romantic fiction blurs with reality. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion Barbara Cartland (Irene's favourite and now deceased world famous romantic novelist) how best to write her 'memory book', disclosing to Barbara long kept family secrets that she would never reveal to anyone else.