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Written by Norman Robbins
Directed by Roger Butler
22 – 27 April 1996

Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, is dying. Katherine Willis, a kind soul from the nearby village, looks after Marion in a most caring way whilst coping with her own mentally retarded brother. When Katherine takes leave to attend her cousin’s wedding in Scotland, Laura, an experienced nurse from London, comes to take care of the failing writer, on the recommendation of the local doctor. A series of mysterious phone calls and the appearance of Raymond, Marion’s rapacious nephew, set off a nightmare situation which becomes increasingly complicated when Katherine’s brother is found murdered in a ditch. Deceit, suspicion, blackmail and incrimination are subtly woven into a web of crime which is completed by a dramatic confrontation scene just before an ingenious twist brings a surprising close.


Doris Meacham – Dot Hamlin
Katherine Willis – Shelley Peters
Dr Andrew Thorne – Tony Wright-Jones
Michael Willis – Daley Chaston
Raymond Shapley – Ian Macdonald
Marion Bishop – Audrey Christianson
Laura Vinnecombe – Helen Reynolds


Stage Manager – Eric White
Set Design – Eric White
Assistant Stage Manager – Elsie Bate
Lighting – Mark Woodham
Sound – Keith Jarman
Properties – Pam Horner
Costumes – Cast and Wardrobe Dept
Photographs – Fred Ruffell