The voice of
Lady Penelope was recorded for the Stage Show by
Sylvia Anderson's daughter, Dee Anderson.
Parker and Brains were voiced by Jimmy Jewel's
son, Kerry Jewel and the other voices were
recorded by Malcolm Storry and David Schofield.
opening in Chelmsford, the show moved to the
Woodville Halls in Gravesend, to great success
and then to the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth for
the main Summer Season, opening on 17th June
surprisingly, given the enormous popularity of
the TV series, combined with the high quality
and excellent reputation of Stage Three's
productions, audience numbers for the Summer
Season were very disappointing. Sadly, the
Bournemouth season was curtailed after only
completing the first month.
The tour venues
already scheduled to follow Bournemouth -
Bedworth, Nantwich and Gloucester - went ahead
and in those venues, the show was again hugely
popular and critically acclaimed. However,
news of the unsuccessful Bournemouth venture
badly hit the future marketing of the show to
Venue Managements and following the show's
performance in Gloucester in April 1975, no
further bookings could be secured.