The Farndale ... Murder Mystery (1989)
Directed & Designed by Alan Buckman
The full title of the play is "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery" and was presented with SLTC members playing the parts of the Townswomen's Guild Society, playing the parts in the Murder Mystery. I hope that is all clear, it will explain the double credits below.
The action of "Murder at Checkmate Manor" takes place in the drawing room on the second floor of Checkmate Manor, Lady Doreen's ancestoral home, an isolated house near the sea.
The action of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery" takes place in a theatre near you.
For the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society
Cast of "Murder at Checkmate Manor!"
- Clarissa Rock (Lady Bishop's Sister), Regine (French maid), Patricia Bishop (Lady Bishop's sister), Letitia Bishop (her sister) & Mr Goodbody (solicitor) - Phoebe Reece
- Lady Doreen Bishop (widow), Violet Bishop (her spinster aunt), Mrs King (the Colonel's wife) & Joan Bishop (Lady Bishop's cousin) - Audrey Phelps
- Pawn (a butler) & Colonel King (Lady Bishop's brother-in-law) - Felicity Agnew
- Daphne Bishop (Lady Bishop's daughter) & Rose Bishop (her spinster aunt) - Thelma Greenwood
- Inspector O'Reilly (an inspector) - Sylvia Frobisher
- Directed & Designed by - David Plummer
- Stage Manager - Gordon Pugh
- Deputy Stage Manager - Henry Pratt
- Lighting - Adrian Berky
- Sound - Mr Kew
For the South London Theatre Centre
- Mrs Reece - Alva Semple
- Audrey - Josephine Hussey
- Felicity - Debby Kane
- Thelma - Nikki Hogg
- Gordon - Matthew Lyne
- Stage Manager - Simon Hodges
- Assistant Stage Managers - Jane McDowell & John Kidd
- Lighting - Cathy Bee
- Sound Recording - Brian Fretwell
- Sound Operator - Paul O'Connor
- Dresser - Betty Gibson
- Prompter - Sylvia Keeler
- Usherettes Ruth Shettle & Jane McDowell
- Raffle - Frances Walker
- Stall Holders - Linda White, Helen Morris & Cheryl Webb
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Reminiscences and Anecdotes
This production was sponsored by Freeman's Mail Order.
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