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Producer: IV

February 1949

South Yorkshire Times, February 5th, 1949


Producer for one of the most successful societies in South Yorkshire is Alfred Hackworth Barnes. 5, Priory Road, Bolton, who is sent Andrews theatrical Society have raised £1200 for charity in the past three years and are hoping to have further funds for distribution from the proceeds of their current pantomime, “red Riding Hood.” A Lincolnshire man, Mr Barnes spent much of his life a Alfreton, David Cher) and played leading roles with Saint Martin’s Church dramatic society, Alfreton. He is now in the sales account staff at north-eastern divisional coal Board’s No. 3 area headquarters, and began his career as a producer in this district with 3 one act plays in Bolton church hall 3 1/2 years ago. In 1946 he produced a pantomime “Aladdin” for Saint Andrew Society and since then the society has presented “Babes in the Woods,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and, this fortnight, “red Riding Hood.” Mr Barnes is not only a producer. He has been in the dame and selected the music in all these productions. For three of them he compiled the book, and for “Babes in the Wood” wrote the script completely.