Pennies from Heaven Episode 1 – 12

Pennies from Heaven Episode 1 – 12

Episodes 1 – 12 
January – June
2013

Pennies from Heaven was the inaugural production of The Theatre on King. Based on Dennis Potter’s BBC miniseries and adapted by Ryan Kerr, twelve episodes were performed from January to June, 2013 with episode one performed on January 7.

Pennies From Heaven is a grim, dark and disturbing tale of adultery, prostitution, homelessness and murder set in the mid 1930s. The story centers on Arthur Parker, a traveling sheet music salesman, who escapes the daily drudgeries of his job and unhappy marriage through fantastic, escapist daydreams. The script is technically a musical, but the actors don’t actually sing; they lip synch. The music featured throughout is unconventional and somewhat removed from mainstream contemporary pop of the era.

Pennies From Heaven, originally written by Dennis Potter, was a critically acclaimed six-part British TV mini-series initially broadcast on the BBC in 1978 starring Bob Hoskins. In 1981, Potter adapted the series for a Hollywood movie starring Steve Martin and changed the setting from England to Chicago. The film version, despite being a box office disaster, launched Dennis Potter’s career as a screenwriter. He went on to write Brimstone and Treacle (1982), Gorky Park (1983) and Track 29 (1988), among others. Dennis Potter died from cancer in 1994

EPISODE ONE – January 7, 2013
Director – Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Conrad Baker – Matt Gilbert
Costumes / Choreography – Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator – Spencer Allen
Video by Dan English

EPISODE TWO – January 21, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Conrad Baker – Matt Gilbert
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Music Store Owner – Andrew Little
Irene – Sam Sayer
Betty – Esther Vincent
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen

EPISODE THREE – February 4, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Principal – Rob Fortin
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Banker – Matt Gilbert
Music Store Owner – Andrew Little
Al, a Salesman – Em Glasspool
Salesman – Andrew Little
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen

EPISODE FOUR – February 18, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Irene – Sam Sayer
Voice – Matt Gilbert
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story

EPISODE FIVE – March 4, 2013
Special Guest Director : Esther Vincent
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Nurse – Kate Story
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen
(Video unavailable)

EPISODE SIX – March 18, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Blind Girl – Christina Adams
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Al, a Salesman – Em Glasspool
Principal – Rob Fortin
Detective – Matt Gilbert
Constable – Andrew Little

EPISODE SEVEN – April 1, 2013
Special Guest Director : Em Glasspool
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Flo, a Prostitute – Di Latchford
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Tom – Kate Story
Landlady – Linda Kash
Shopkeeper – Andrew Little
Man – Dan Smith

EPISODE EIGHT – April 15, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Irene – Sam Sayer
Pub Owner / Constable- Andrew Little
Tom – Kate Story
Doctor – Matt Gilbert
Customer – Elizabeth Moody
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story

EPISODE NINE – April 29, 2013
Special Guest Director : Kate Story
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Hobo – Dan Smith
Detective – Matt Gilbert
Blind Girl – Christina Adams
Tap Consultant : Di Latchford
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen

EPISODE TEN – May 13, 2013
Director : Ryan Kerr
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Accordion Man – Brad Brackenridge
Passerby / Man – Dan Smith
Detective – Matt Gilbert
Music Store Owner / Man – Kenn Gibb
Customer – Jenna Pilgrim
M.P. – Rob Fortin
Realtor – Kate Story
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen
(no video avaible)


EPISODE ELEVEN – May 27, 2013
Special Guest Director : Em Glasspool
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie O’Rourke
Farmer – Dan Smith
Detective – Matt Gilbert
Constable – Andrew Little
Tap Consultant : Di Latchford
Costumes / Choreography : Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operator : Spencer Allen

EPISODE TWELVE- June 10, 2013
Arthur Parker – Ryan Kerr
Eileen – Sarah McNeilly
Joan Parker – Katie 0’Rourke
Judge – Matt Gilbert
Constable – Dan Smith
Constable – Andrew Little
Hangman -Kenn Gibb
Judge – Brad Brackenridge
Costumes/Choreography – Kate Story
Lighting & Sound Operation – Spencer Allen