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Snake in the Grass

Snake in the Grass
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed and produced by John McLaren
26 September – 1 October 2005

Miriam has cared for her father in the family home during his vituperative last years with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice. On Father’s death, Miriam’s older sister, handsome, divorced Annabel, comes home after over thirty years in Tasmania to find Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her. Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has sacked her and is intent upon blackmail, having evidence, she says, that Miriam did away with the old man. Miriam and Annabel join forces against Alice and the blackmailer’s body is soon hurtling down the well. But all does not end there….


Annabel Chester – Elisa Horne
Miriam Chester – Debbie Hoyle
Alice Moody – Sara Nichols


Stage Manager – Frances Sinden
Set Design – Roger Hodge
Set Construction – Len Huntley, Bill Brookes, Eric White, Ken Swan, Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Ian Sharp
Lighting Design and Control – Wendi Freeman
Sound – Ken Swan, Michael Cooper
Continuity – Betty Bailey
Properties and Set Dressing – Molly Graham, Sarah Boyd
Costume Supervision – Molly Graham
Special Costumes – Dartford Amateur Operatic Society
Scenic Art – Bill Chitty
Display Creation – Frances Sinden, Ken Swan
Music – Josie Shew
Logistics Consultant – Colin Bailey
Tennis Court – courtesy of B.R. Stacey Fencing