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Longstanding members will remember Cornelia (Corny) Cardew. I'm sorry to have to tell you that she died on Saturday 26th January, having been diagnosed 3 years ago with early onset pre-frontal

Corny started her Questors life in the Youth Theatre, progressed to the Introductory Group (now known as the Young Studio), and then joined the Student Group 35, playing Mary Warren in the final production of The Crucible. She then became an acting member, giving a memorable performance in the title role in Princess Ivona in 1984. Also a musician, she appeared playing recorder as the Girl in White in our production of The Amazing Dancing Bear.

Her contribution to The Questors then took the form of teaching: she was for many years the tutor to the Introductory Group, and Acting for All. She was an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher.

She was much loved by all who knew her, and will be missed by her husband Neil, her son Arthur and her sister Caroline (costume designer on Princess Ivona and Henry IV Part 1).

The funeral is at 12.45 on Friday 8th February at Croydon Crematorium.

David Emmet
[QLines 134, February 2019]

Cornelia Cardew at The Questors
1980 Edward and Anna
1980 A Taste of Honey
1981 The Amazing Dancing Bear
1981 The Magistrate
1982 The Crucible
1982 Lysistrata
1982 The Respectable Wedding
1982 The Wedding

1984 Henry IV Part 1
1984 The Master Builder
1984 Princess Ivona
1985 Harry
1985 Under the Gaslight
1986 Blithe Spirit
1986 Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn
1988 The Caucasian Chalk Circle
1994 The Liar and the Watch