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Photographs of Gerry Ball
Photos reproduced by kind permission of Rebecca Ball

Gerry Ball had worked in a variety of occupations including theatre. Originally trained as an engineer, he decided to join the theatre, following National Service, in stage management. In 1960, he directed his first rep season on the Isle of Wight, which was followed by seasons in Torquay, Bournemouth and Bradford, throughout the decade.

For 20 years, Gerry worked as a dramatherapist and directing youth theatre, involving the occasional fringe production. He devised and directed a pageant covering 250 years of a Wimbledon School, involving all 450 pupils. He had written a novel interlocking the world of theatre and therapy.

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Murder After Hours

Co-written with Aubrey Danvers Walker

First produced in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

The Staircase

Co-written with Bernard G High

First produced in Torquay

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