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JOHN VERNON (d.2010)

John Vernon, who died recently, was one of The Questors' oldest and longest-serving members. He joined way back in 1951 and remained a member until last year. He quickly established a reputation as a brilliant comic actor, and had the gift of being just as funny offstage as on. One of his greatest successes was in A Penny fora Song in 1956 in the Old Tin Hut, the converted corrugated iron chapel which was our theatre then. He had the distinction of actually being on stage when his son Jeremy was born in 1959.

He had to leave Ealing in the sixties so never acted in the present Playhouse but he moved to Surrey where he directed and acted with a local group and was an active figure in the Friends of the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham. Both he and Sue, his wife, kept in touch with The Questors and were regular attendees at Tin Hutters' reunions.

Mike Green


1951 Asmodée
1951 Two Gentlemen of Verona
1952 Testament of Cresseid
1952 You Can't Take It with You
1953 Thieves' Carnival
1955 The Tragedy of Fratricide Punished
1956 Penny For A Song
1957 The tragedy of Titus Andronicus
1958 Eurydice
1959 Marching Song
Sound Designer
1954 Better a Dead Hero...?
1954 A Bold Stroke for a Wife
1954 The Family Reunion
1955 The Night Before Spring