by Agatha Christie
was perfomed at The Village Hall, Upper Basildon
from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May 2013
Directed by Samantha Rawdon, this was her directorial debut for the Basildonians. Sam has directing experience with the Shinfeld Players and made her acting debut for the Basildonians in our 2011 production of Cause Celebre.
An unhappy game of romantic ‘Follow My Leader’ explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lady Lucy Angkatell. Dr John Cristow is at the centre of the trouble, for at The Hollow are Henrietta, his mistress, Veronica, his ex-mistress, and Gerda, his wife. To further complicate matters, also present is Edward Angkatell, in love with Henrietta, and Midge, in love with Edward.
Veronica ardently desires to marry John Cristow but although she succeeds in re-opening their affaire, he refuses to divorce his wife. At this point, Veronica unwisely threatens that if she cannot have him, no-one else shall. Within five minutes, Cristow is dead. Nearly everyone has a motive to wish Cristow dead; most had the opportunity, but who actually did the murder has to be discovered by Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny.
You can read the review of the play from the Country Neighbour by clicking here and from the Newbury Weekly News below:
|Wilfred Bond||Nick Thorowgood|
|Reginald Paget||Tim Manasseh|
|Cecily Robson||Sue Matthews|
|Jean Horton||Sue Thorowgood|
|Asst director||Julie Lewers|
|Stage Manager||Amana Winchester|
|Stage Manager||Nadia Taylor|
|Asst Stage Manager||Julie Lewers|
|Bar Manager||Richard Church|
|Box Office||Gill Reid|
|Front of House||Nadia Taylor|
|Musical Consultant||Maureen Richardson|