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A Murder Has Been Arranged

A Murder Has Been Arranged
Written by Emlyn Williams
Directed by Robert Lindley
5 – 12 March 1977

In this unique thriller that has playgoers gripping their seats, Sir Charles Jasper is an eccentric who delves into the mystical. He is due to inherit two million pounds on his fortieth birthday and plans to celebrate the occasion with a party on the stage of the St. James’ Theatre, supposedly haunted because of several mysterious deaths years ago. The merriment is interrupted by Maurice, Sir Charles’s hitherto missing nephew, and the recipient of the legacy in the event of his death. Maurice, who claims to be a novelist, induces his uncle to write what he claims to be a chapter for his new book. It is too late when it dawns on Sir Charles that he is writing a suicide note for he has just drained a fatal drink concocted by the nephew. In the third act, the birthday guests employ subtle and ingenious tactics to force Maurice to confess.


Miss Groze – Gill Alexander
Cavendish – Ted Howard
Mrs Wragg – Audrey Christianson
Jimmy North – Philip Langridge
Beatrice Jasper – Yvonne Hegarty
Mrs Arthur – Kathy Clark
Sir Charles Jasper – Alex Baird
Maurice Mullins – Colin Bailey
A Woman – Pauline Ellard


Stage Manager – John Foord-Divers
Assistant Stage Manager – Betty Willard
Lighting – C.Doyley Watkins
Sound – Paul Davies
Wardrobe – Andrea Hammond
Properties – Pearl Nason, Marjorie Sawyer
Setting – Alan Hunt and Guild Workshop