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The Long and the Short and the Tall (1979)

The Long and the Short and the Tall
Written by Willis Hall
Directed by Mike Rand
24 – 29 September 1979

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.


Corporal Johnstone – John Farrell
Sergeant Mitcham – Peter Richardson
Lance Corporal MacLeish – Geoff Dixon
Private Evans – Phil Pearce
Private Bamforth – Tony Bate
Private Smith – Neal Jarman
Private Whittaker – David Hullett
Japanese Soldier – Barry Hullett


Stage Manager – Harry Randall
Assistant Stage Manager – Valerie Birmingham
Lighting – Mike Auvray
Sound – Andy Howe
Properties – Lynn Harrington, Janet Pearce, Susan Rocke
Costumes – Military Marine
Weapons – Bapty’s
Sound Effects – Theatre Projects