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Murder Without Crime

Murder Without Crime
Written by J.Lee Thompson
Directed by John Flint
2 – 5 October 1963

Following a bitter row, writer Stephen Holt walks out on his wife Jan and goes to drown his sorrows at a nightclub. A drunken Steve ends up returning home with the club’s wily hostess, Grena. Just then Jan calls, and announces she’s returning that night to the flat. Steve attempts to get rid of Grena, but a fight ensues and he believes he’s killed her. He quickly hides the body in an ottoman. Downstairs, the suave and sinister landlord Matthew hears the disturbance and goes to investigate. Matthew suspects the edgy Steve is hiding something, and during the night continually taunts his tenant…


Stephen – Keith Reynolds
Grena – Jennifer Jones
Matthew – Ron Harris
Jan – Margaret Reader


Stage Manager – Louis Cox
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Pretty
Set Design – Fred Arundell
Properties – Sylvia Hogg and Margaret Bray
Lighting – Graham Cole
Additional Lighting Effects – The Bennett-Orwell Group
Additional Lighting Equipment – Strand Electric
Music and Effects – Bev Ash and Richard Bryant
Special Telephone Effects – Colin Granger