A memory from the stage school of Heath

I attended Heath Grammar School from 1980 to 1985, and in December 1981 I played the part of Clara Grummett in the school play.

Today I was lucky enough to receive an original copy of the programme for this show in the post, from a friend who saw the performance and had saved her copy [see below].

I think it is also worth noting the list of cast and crew. While I was playing the part of Clara Grummett, if you look at the “stage” section you will notice the name Paul Opacic.

Mr Opacic is now, as I am sure you are aware, a famous actor. He has had major roles in Only Fools and Horses, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Emmerdale... the list goes on and on.

I, on the other hand, currently put my crust on the table by teaching English in companies in Barcelona, and when I am lucky enough I get the odd part in a TV commercial or voiceover.

So, while I am not a famous actor myself, I can at least boast that in the play where Paul Opacic was just a stage hand, I was the leading lady.

I hope this item is of interest.

Best regards

Programme showing an image of someone being held by two convicts, the cast list, scenes and other credits
Programme for Kidnapped at Christmas

John Bentley [Heath 80–85]