The Anniversary

by Bill MacIlwraith


Thursday 18th October 1990, 7.45pm
Friday 19th October 1990, 7.45pm
Saturday 20th October 1990, 7.45pm

The Cast
Tom Dai Richards
Shirley Jane Broadley
Henry Owen Le Blanc
Terry John Banks
Karen Julie Hanson
Mum Moyra Hampson

The Crew
Director Grace Reed
Stage Manager
Geoffrey Reed
with thanks to
Sam Furse
Martin Theobald
Prompt Jo Freeman
Properties Kathryn Stephenson

The action takes place in Mum's house somewhere outside Manchester.

Act One: Six o'clock on a Friday in October
Act Two: Three hours later
Act Three: Ten minutes later

Author's note: The central character in The Anniversary is dear old Mum whose possessiveness is a killer. She is thoroughly evil and glories in destroying anything that is good and kind and pure. Yet, like the Devil, Mum has an endeniable charm. This woman would never have been drowned as a witch: she would have been crowned Queen.