1997

'Two'

by Jim Cartwright

April 1997

Synopsis

A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening are played by two actors. Each vignette skillfully combines pathos and humor. When a little boy is left behind by his father, a fragile reconciliation occurs as their own dark tragedy is revealed.

Cast

Landlord (Kevin Kirwan); Landlady (Kit Johnson)

Director: Hanorah Moriarty (AKA Kit Johnson)

This play was entered into several of the local festivals and came away with prizes including Best Actor and Best Actress at Cheltenham.

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'The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery'

by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr.

April 1997

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Sylvia {playing Inspector O'ReilIy} (Jill Lawford); Felicity {playing Pawn the butler; Colonel King, Lady Bishop's brother-in-law} (Sheila Cox); Audrey {playing Lady Doreen Bishop, a widow; Violet Bishop,her spinster aunt; Mrs King, the Colonel's wife; Joan Bishop, Lady Bishop’s cousin} (June Berrie); Mrs Reece {playing Clarissa Rook, Lady Bishop's sister; Regine the French Maid; Patricia Bishop, Lady Bishop’s niece; Letitia Bishop, her sister; Mr Goodbody, a solicitor} (Kit Johnson); Thelma {playing Daphne Bishop, Lady Bishop’s daughter; Rose Bishop, her spinster aunt} (Lucy Heard); Gordon, the Producer (Kevin Kirwan)

Director: Kay Trenchard