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MARY HODLIN (d.1994)

The Importance of Being Earnest 1970
Arsenic and Old Lace 1982

An actress of consummate skill and a professional to her fingertips, Mary will be remembered for her many and varied talents, her own inimitable dedication and for the superb entertainment she provided in every part she played in thirty years at The Questors, beginning with Mrs Jeffeote in Hindle Wakes. I was doubly fortunate to not only direct Mary in four productions but also to become a personal friend. Observing her build tip her part, move by move, was a revelation, for she was always exciting and electric to watch - a. director's gift. I know that many Questors will feel her loss as much as I, for she had an enormous capacity for friendship, loyalty, love and compassion. What joyous memories she leaves for us all.

Jill Champion-Torrance

Dorothy [Barber] worked with Mary in her first production, Hindle Wakes and her last, A Little Night Music and with both of us on many in between. Among her many other delightful performances we shall remember her with special pleasure in The Father , The Ghost Sonata, Ring Round the Moon, The House of Bernarda Albaand, perhaps above all, as Queen Margaret in Richard III at the age of 82, her arm in plaster after breaking a wrist in a fall on frozen snow. Such was her fierce commitment to life in general and theatre in particular. We shall miss her dreadfully.

Dorothy and Tony Barber
[Questopics 386, October 1994]

Mary Hodlin at The Questors
1964 Hindle Wakes
1965 The Country Wife
1965 How I Assumed the Role of a Popular Dandy
1965 Quoat-Quoat
1966 Hecabe
1967 The Beaux' Stratagem
1967 The Corruptible Crown
1968 Uncle Vanya
1969 The Appointment
1970 The Importance of Being Earnest
1972 Candlelight and Babylon
1973 Time and the Conways
1973 Waiting for Godot (Workshop)
1974 The Cocktail Party
1976 Dona Rosita, The Spinster
1977 The Family Reunion
1978 Rosmersholm
1979 The Ghost Sonata
1980 Playground
1981 Murder in the Cathedral
1981 The Oresteia
1982 Arsenic and Old Lace
1982 Hedda Gabler
1983 A Month in the Country
1984 Ring Round the Moon
1985 The Cherry Orchard
1985 Marat/Sade
1986 Good
1987 Right You Are (If You Think So!)
1987 Tartuffe
1988 The Father
1988 The House of Bernarda Alba,
1989 Clay
1991 Richard III
1992 The Trojan Women
1993 A Little Night Music