MAGIC NUMBER SIX is a one-act stageplay that portrays the sometimes difficult relationship between TV actor, Patrick McGoohan and impressario, Lew Grade before and during the making of The Prisoner TV series (1966-67). Originally performed at Leicester's Little Theatre in 2012, MN6 returned for a further eight performances the following year, including a run at Edfringe 2013.
We had the pleasure of performing MN6 in the spiritual home of The Prisoner, Portmeirion in March 2013 in front of a gathering of Prisoner fans and enthusiasts...
While we were there, we couldn't resist doing some additional filming...
Karen Gordon as Sandra Cartwright
Karen has been a member of the Leicester Drama Society since 1994. Her repertoire of over sixty productions ranges from heroines of Wilde, Ibsen and Coward to Pantomime Principal Boys, with one happy excursion to the Gilbert and Sullivan Society to fulfil a lifelong ambition to play a Little Maid in The Mikado.
This was her first role in a debut play and, as a long-time fan of The Prisoner and the fascinating Mr. McGoohan, she was thrilled to be part of the Magic Number Six company.
Leicester Drama Society Credits Include: Hay Fever (Judith Bliss), The Graduate (Mrs. Robinson), A Doll’s House (Nora), Man of the Moment (Jill Rillington), Noises Off (Belinda Blair), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Mrs. Erlynne), Perfect Pitch (Yvonne), Daisy Pulls it Off (Miss Gibson), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania)
Colin Woods as Lew Grade
Colin started acting in Drama Societies in the 1980s with the Blaby Drama Group and the Broughton Astley Drama Society and is currently involved with both RATAE and the LDS. Most recently, Colin directed a sell-out run of Lucky Sods at Leicester's Little Theatre, following a successful run in Chekov's The Bear and Magic Number Six as part of their one-act festival. Colin cites his appearances in The Royal Baccarat Scandal and Cash On Delivery as amongst his favourite productions.
Rob Leeson as Patrick McGoohan
Rob made his acting debut at the Little Theatre, Leicester, in March 2009. Since then, he has performed in a number of plays and productions with both the Leicester Drama Society and the Off The Fence Theatre Company.
Rob was delighted to portray Patrick McGoohan in Crooked Hand's production of MAGIC NUMBER SIX.
Leicester Drama Society / Little Theatre Credits include: The Graduate . The Shell Seekers . Absent Friends . The Rainmaker . Waiting for Lefty . Aladdin (panto) . Our Town . Faint Voices . The Forsyte Saga The Real Inspector Hound . Magic Number Six . All My Sons
Off the Fence Credits include: First and Last . Blink . Just for Today . Waiting for Godot