by Emlyn Williams

directed by Geoffrey Reed


Wednesday 24th October 2007, 7.45pm
Thursday 25th October 2007, 7.45pm
Friday 26th October 2007, 7.45pm
Saturday 27th October 2007, 7.45pm

A classical thriller set in the mid-thirties.

Mrs Branson, discontented and wheelchair bound, enjoys dominating her guests and staff until the arrival of Dan, who works at the nearby hotel, and who charms his way into the household.

Is Olivia right in suspecting that there is something deeper to Dan's charms? How are they all affected by the discovery in the garden of the body of the missing woman?

Award Nominations

We received two nominations at the Cheshire Theatre Guild Awards 2007-8 for this production:

  • Best Supporting Actress - Lucille Connolly
  • Dramatic Achievement (use of space/auditorium)

The Cast
Mrs Bramson Grace Reed
Olivia Grayne Caroline Lucas
Hughbert Laurie Ian Metcalfe
Nurse Libby Marion Dean
Mrs Terence Lucille Connolly
Dora Jodie Munday
Dan Chris Parkinson
Inspector Belsize Geoff Brocklehurst


The Crew
Director Geoffrey Reed
Stage Manager Karl Douglas
Properties Janet Douglas
Caroline Postle
Lighting and Sound Tobias Schiebeck
Anja Le Blanc
Costumes Marion Dean
Gordon Dean
Set Construction The Players
Prompt Marguerite Alexander
Programme Claire Gwyer