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BETTY OGDEN (d.1988)

Long-standing members of The Questors, especially, will have fond memories of Betty Ogden, who died on April 6th aged 87.

Betty was a devotee of Theatre. For many years she was secretary of the Vic-Wells Association and organised its fabled Annual Ball. She joined The Questors in the early forties and played innumerable parts of enormous variety. Her forte was perhaps high comedy but one remembers, too, a vast gallery of 'more serious' roles.

In addition to the many qualities of a sensitive actress she possessed two attributes which are increasingly rare on today's stages; a graceful carriage and a beautiful speaking voice. To play opposite her was sheer delight. To read her name on a programme was to be assured that one performance, at least, was in safe hands.

She also played her part in The Questors administration and was a member of the Committee of Management for many formative years. She was especially valued as a social organiser and many will remember happy visits to Stratford organised by Betty.

She was greatly loved and admired by all who knew her and The Questors will be poorer without her.



1945 But Now I Am Returned
1945 Lonesome Like
1946 Children in Uniform
1946 Thunder Rock
1947 The Discovery
1947 Final Dividend
1948 The Apple Cart
1948 The Pastoral Symphony
1949 The Little Dry Thorn
1949 The Thracian Horses
1950 The Gentle People
1951 Poor Man's Miracle
1952 You Can't Take It with You
1953 Clérambard
1955 The Night Before Spring
1955 The Three Honourable Gentlemen
1956 She Stoops to Conquer
1957 The Golden Cuckoo
1957 Henry V
1957 The Miser
1957 Pygmalion
1957 The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
1958 Eurydice
1958 The Miser (Torquay Open Air Theatre)
1959 The Drunkard
1959 The Knight of The Burning Pestle
1960 The Ticket of Leave Man
1961 Charley's Aunt
1961 Epitaph for George Dillon
1962 Pygmalion
1962 Traveller without Luggage
1963 The Devil's Disciple
1964 Hindle Wakes
1964 Sweeney Todd
1965 Bad Dreams
1967 The Father
1967 An Italian Straw Hat
1969 Peer Gynt
1971 Ding! Dong!
1971 Oedipus
1972 A Doll's House
1973 The Ghost Train
1973 Herr Puntilla and his Man Matti
1974 After Magritte
1974 The Ancestor
1975 Lunch Hour
1976 In Celebration
1978 The Killing of Sister George
1978 The Rimers of Eldritch
1979 Lord Byron's Love Letter
1979 When We are Married
1981 Forty Years On
1984 Lark Rise