Secondary (top)

Murder in Company

Murder in Company
Written by Philip King and John Boland
Directed by Eileen Hullett
20 – 25 October 1975

A dramatic society is assembling on the stage of a church hall to rehearse a mystery thriller under its somewhat dictatorial director Philip Stephens. Events and strains within the company more than equal those in the play. Philip’s wife is too friendly with a young man of the company, a prowler is in the neighborhood and attacks one of the girls, an unpleasant caretaker tries a little blackmail and one of the women seems to know him from the past. The rehearsal proceeds under difficulties until the mysterious death of the caretaker brings the situation of the whodunnit even more closely into real life. It transpires that almost everyone might, and could, have murdered the dead man.


Alan Wilson – Ian Mapp
Margaret Stephens – Gill Alexander
Ted Smith – John Coward
Philip Stephens – Tom Ellis
Ronnie Meadows – Louis Cox
Phoebe Kershaw – Margaret Laurence
Patricia Robins – Lynn Berry
Doris Stewart – Kathy Lunnon


Stage Manager – Mike Auvray
Lighting – Peter Rawlinson
Sound – Andy Howe
Properties – Jill Grizzell
Setting – Guild Workshop