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The Farndale Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery (2008)

The Farndale Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
Written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Junior
Directed by John McLaren
18 – 23 February 2008

Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.” And just in case the audience should get bored there’s a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the “murderer”, about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.


Mrs Reece – Carol Butler
Thelma – Debbie Hoyle
Felicity – Elizabeth Vile
Audrey – Tina Crook
Gordon – Ian Humphreys


Stage Manager – Frances Swan
Set Construction – Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Ken Swan
Scenic Artwork – Emma Constant
Set Painting – Polly Owen, Charlotte Constant, Gemma Wallington
Lighting – Wendi Freeman, Michael Cooper
Sound – Ken Swan
Continuity – Betty Bailey
Properties – Molly Graham
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carol Bramall
Choreography – Debbie Hoyle
Technical Advisor – Len Huntley
Stabbing Consultant – John Humphreys