Detling Players
© Detling Players 2016
John had theatre running through his veins; he loved directing, acting and being in the audience.  John directed a number of productions for the Detling Players, including his last play “Dancing at Lughnasa” in April 2018 and the Railway Children. His last acting role for us was as Gloucester in King Lear. He was a great supporter of and principal actor in the Detling Players Open Air Shakespeare productions, with particularly memorable perfor,ances of Sir Toby Belch, Shylock and Falstaff. John directed many plays at Medway Little Theatre and acted in some including Man for all seasons and hilariously, a number of their pantomimes. He was the Theatre Critic for the Downs Mail for many years, providing essentially positive feedback to everything he saw. I am proud to say that John was a Friend for more than 40 years. I played the Common Man to his Thomas Moore, in 1974 and less intellectually but more fun, Tweedledum in his production of Alice in Wonderland. John Munson was a brilliant raconteur, he could tell a story like no one else. He was a man of principle; someone you could hold up as role model in almost everything… running , politics, spirituality, teaching and everything cultural. I and everyone in the Players, will miss him terribly for his contribution on and off the stage. Richard Finn.

John Munson

1934 - 2018

Detling Players
©Detling players 2016
John had theatre running through his veins; he loved directing, acting and being in the audience.  John directed a number of productions for the Detling Players, including his last play “Dancing at Lughnasa” in April 2018 and the Railway Children. His last acting role for us was as Gloucester in King Lear. He was a great supporter of and principal actor in the Detling Players Open Air Shakespeare productions, with particularly memorable performances of Sir Toby Belch, Shylock and Falstaff. John directed many plays at Medway Little Theatre and acted in some including Man for all seasons and hilariously, a number of their pantomimes. He was the Theatre Critic for the Downs Mail for many years, providing essentially positive feedback to everything he saw. I am proud to say that John was a friend for more than 40 years. I played the Common Man to his Thomas Moore, in 1974 and less intellectually but more fun, Tweedledum in his production of Alice in Wonderland. John Munson was a brilliant raconteur, he could tell a story like no one else. He was a man of principle; someone you could hold up as role model in almost everything… running , politics, spirituality, teaching and everything cultural. I and everyone in the Players, will miss him terribly for his contribution on and off the stage. Richard Finn.

John Munson

1934 - 2018