1969

The House by the Lake - The Housemaster

'The House by the Lake'

by Hugh Mills

April 1969

Synopsis

Maurice, together with his sister Stella, plans to murder his brother Colin by poisoning him and dropping him through the ice on a nearby lake. As Colin always used the lake to cross from his own house it would look like an accident.

Assisted by a police inspector, Janet discovers the murder, and when he knows of her suspicion Maurice decides to murder her too...

Cast

Colonel Forbes  (Chris Whatley); Stella (Lillian Cook); Janet (Sue Whatley); Brenda (Jean Clack); Maurice (Paul Hawkins); Colin (Gordon Smith); Iris (Diane Wilcox); Mr Howard (Peter Adams); Nurse Thompson (Barbara Redman)

Director: Ann Murray

 

'The Housemaster'

by Ian Hay

 

November 1969

Synopsis

The play depicts the conflict between a wise housemaster, Charles Donkin, at Marbledown School for Boys and a puritanical younger headmaster. When three young female relatives come to stay they set about turning the heads of some of the boys and everything else upside down within the otherwise all-male establishment.

Cast

Charles Donkin (Paul Hawkins); ‘Bimbo’ Faringdon (Andrew Phillips); Victor Beamish (Ian Ramsey); Frank Hastings (John Cook); Ellen (Audrey Mitchell); Barbara Fane (Mary Hobbs); ‘Button’ Faringdon (Christine Saunders); Matron (Vera Wray); Rosemary Faringdon (Sylvia King); Chris Faringdon (Yvonne Hellin); Philip de Pourville (Peter Adams); ‘Flossie’ Nightingale (John Markley); The Rev. Edmund Ovington (Chris Whatley); Sir Berkely Nightingale (Ray Barrett); Crump (Philip Cousins); ‘Pop’ (Anthony Wray)

Director: Ann Murray