What the critics say:
‘They Don’t Grow on Trees’ was set in a difficult age to portray - the 50s or 60s. The set was probably accurate - it had that awful lack of style. The good thing was it gave lots of players a chance to appear. Some of the team showed up very well.
David Bicker, the director, had doubled up and best performances came from the stalwarts.
Trudi Duff acted her heart out as Jessie and as Miss Minter. Jeanette Carlton was fearsome as Mrs Van Boven. Caroline Dunk gave us a very no-nonsense Dellarosa Paravici. Roger Still brought back memories of ‘Round The Horn’, with his not quite politically-correct Rupert Anstruther.