The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

By Thornton Wilder, Directed by John Gilbert

This production was nominated for the Cygnet award at the Arts Richmond Swan Awards 2012-2013

This sophisticated comedy set in the 1880’s was the basis of the musical Hello Dolly and tells the story of a wealthy man looking for a new wife, his two clerks, looking for a good time in New York, a widowed hat maker and her assistant as well as the eponymous matchmaker, Dolly, who has her sights set on HER next husband.

Add in a few cases of mistaken identity and a bit of cross dressing and you have the makings of a very funny play.


Horace Vandergelder: Tony Cotterill

Dolly Levi: Simone White
Ermengarde: Linda Linberg
Ambrose Kemper: Scott Tilley
Cornelius Hackl: Andy Cox
Barnaby: Paul Huggins
Irene Molloy: Polly Beauwin
Minnie Fay: Genevieve Trickett
Flora Van Huysen: Anne Hardwick
Gertrude/Cook: Harriet Muir
August: Liz Smith
Joe/Rudolph: Chris Hodges