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The House On The Cliff

The House On The Cliff
Written by George Batson
Directed by Bill Fielder
30 May – 4 June 1977

The House on the Cliff is rumoured to be the last stop of the Civil War Underground Railroad and overlooks one of the Great Lakes. Years ago, an excursion boat sank in a storm and it’s said the lake is haunted. The house’s occupants include a young, lovely heiress, Ellen Clayton, currently confined to a wheelchair, her coolly beautiful stepmother and an austere housekeeper. Then Nurse Pepper arrives, a cheerful, curious person desirous of putting things in order. And there’s the substitute doctor, Corey Phillips, who believes Ellen can walk again – and soon. It all begins with a sudden, violent murder and ends with a chilling, surprising climax.


Karen – Moira Darby
Doctor Lane – Eric Crichton
Ellen Clayton – Sue Higley
Jenny – Daisy Mulcahy
Nurse Pepper – Mavis Dunphy
Cory Phillips – Philip Langridge


Set Design/Stage Manager – Christine Jarman
Assistant Stage Manager – Kathy Clark
Properties – Jennifer Farrell, Molly Pritchard
Lighting – Mike Auvray
Sound – Giles Metcalf
Wardrobe – Joan Robarts
Setting – Guild Workshop