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In Memoriam

Frank Boylan

Frank Boylan had been a member and regular performer until a couple of years before his death in 2006. His comic timing was superb - he could stop the show by just walking across the stage, as he did notably in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum. His performance in The Diary of Anne Frank (1976/77) as Anne's father was particularly memorable for its tenderness and humility. He will be remembered mostly for being Frank : a gentle man in all senses of the words.

Verity Fairclough

It is easier to say what she had not done than what she has done. Board Member, Chairman of the Exec., Front of House worker, ASM and backstage worker and she even appeared on stage sometimes seen, sometimes not. She was the model society member and with more like her who knows what could be achieved and all quietly and without fuss. If you cut her in half, like Blackpool rock, she would have Altrincham Garrick written all the way through her.

Sir Fergus Montgomery

Sir Fergus Montgomery, our President for over 30 years, was held in great esteem and affection by all of us. He worked tirelessly to ensure that our efforts to fund the refurbishment of the Garrick (in 1999) were successful. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude, as without him the Garrick would not be the jewel it is today. His love of the theatre was immense and his encouragement was an inspiration.

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