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Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder
Written by Frederick Knott
Produced and Directed by Elsie Bate
12 – 17 February 2007

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money, and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband. He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.


Sheila Wendice – Michelle Pearl
Max Halliday – David Maun
Tony Wendice – David Oatley
Captain Lesgate – Graham Frosdick
Inspector Hubbard – John Summers
Radio Announcer – Colin Bailey


Assistant Producer – Margaret Baird
Stage Manager – Graham Peters
Crew – Graham’s Grafters
Properties – Pat Vale, Shelley Peters
Sound Research and Recording – Jean Franks
Sound Operator – Bill Brookes
Lighting – Michael Cooper
Foyer Display – Samantha Langford
Costumes – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Brammall