Name: Richard Throup.
First year with CRAPPPS (approx. if not known): 2000.
Years of service (up to and including 2016): 17.
Current Plough Play part: Hopper Joe / Sankey Benny.
CRAPPPS shows involved with: Plough Play, St George’s Play.
CRAPPPS parts played: Hopper Joe / Sankey Benny, Threshing Blade (Plough Play), Dragon (St George’s Play).
Favourite Plough Play tour pub: Fox and Hounds (Blidworth).
Whiff whaff (or other beverage) of choice: Real ale.
Best CRAPPPS memory: I’m struggling to remember…I’ve got a CRAPPPS memory …
Maybe not the best moment (but definitely a memorable one) was my first performance. I found out that I was playing a part whilst on the bus which meant I had to learn my lines and the cue lines based on ‘the script’ which was largely ignored. I swotted hard for forty minutes, entered at the correct moment, said: ‘In comes I’… and forgot the rest! ‘I’ll come back in…’