Written by Kay Doyle
Directed by Kay Doyle
MC script written by Robin Adams
Venue: Brook Hall, Brox Road, Ottershaw.
Dates: 23rd to 25th August 2012, doors open 7pm, to start at 7.45pm
Tickets: £ 13, includes a fish and chip supper, bring your drinks and glasses
Ottershaw Players Box Office: 01932 241341
Raffle proceeds to go to Woking and Sam Beare hospices
The murder mystery play is set in a Priest’s house in a coastal town in 1944.
Father Ciaran O’Boyle Priest
Is well loved by his community, he has been the Parish Priest for many years. He was upset at the retirement of his former Housekeeper but is hoping that the replacement will be just as efficient. He enjoys a tipple now and then but that’s not a criminal offence is it?
Mrs Myfanwy Clod Housekeeper
Has recently moved to the area and seems very pleased to have got the job at the Priests residence. So far she seems to be suitable, if perhaps a little eccentric. Finds rationing difficult to cope with but somehow manages to find little treats for herself and Father Ciaran, who doesn’t ask too many awkward questions.
Corporal Stefan Caezar Polish Soldier
Is stationed with his regiment in Lower Duffing. He has formed an attachment to Mrs Clod and she does not discourage him. Perhaps he is the source of the extra rations? The Corporal is a keen birdwatcher and often goes off with his binoculars for long walks along the coast.
Lieutenant Petrus Vandemeuve South African Officer in British Army
Volunteered for service as soon as war was declared. Has just been given orders to report to the top-secret base in Lower Duffing. He has been stationed in London and for someone who usually likes to boast is surprisingly reticent about his military career.
Marjorie Barton -Vickars President of Lower Duffing W.I.
Marjorie is a stalwart of the community. She is involved in most aspects of village life. Her husband is a retired Major General. Marjorie likes to see herself in the role of Lady Bountiful; she genuinely wants to help but likes everyone to know about it. She can be a bit of a snob.
Ivy Inkpen Journalist
Has worked for some time on the Daily Duff, the local paper. Her gossip column “Ivy Inkpen’s Inside Information” is quite popular and uncannily accurate. She has ambitions to work for a top London Daily but needs a big scoop to get her noticed.
Constable Flapper Local Plod
Has a somewhat undeserved reputation for being ineffectual.
|Master of Ceremonies||Matthew Horton|
|Father Ciaran O'Boyle||Kevin Doyle|
|Mrs Myfanwy Clod||Jean Matthews|
|Corporal Stefan Caezar||Paul Bungard|
|Lieutenant Petrus Vandemeuve||Mark Holton|
|Marjorie Barton -Vickars||Nicky Breslin|
|Ivy Inkpen||Julia Stevens|
|Constable Flapper||Roy Seal|
|Stage Manager||Matthew Horton|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Chris Gorham|
|Set Design, build||Matthew Horton, Mark Holton, The Players|
|Lighting||Andrew Midson, Ollie Midson|
|Front of House Manager||Danny Sparkes|
|Box Office||Brenda Midwinter|