Busybody

A comedy by Jack Popplewell
Thursday 27 May 1982 - Saturday 29 May 1982
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Deirdre Hamley

Tickets available from White Bros (Hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

Busybody 1982 PhotoThis hilarious play centres on a voluble cleaning woman who keeps telling the cops how to mind their business and who steps forward with the right evidence in every pinch. She lives in the basement of the office building she cleans and one night finds a body. By the time the police arrive, there is no body and no evidence. The wrong alarms are sent out, murdered men turn up alive, and the whole thing is chalked up to the cleaning woman’s imagination until an unidentified body is discovered on a distant hill and the cleaning woman uncovers more evidence in the course of her duties. Is the company owner staging his own murder? Or did he kill his wife’s lover? Is the lover a firm employee or someone else? Where do the two female assistants fit in? What is the wife withholding?

The action of the play takes place in Richard Marshall’s private office high up in a block of offices in London.

Photo: Wendy Pearse; Mike Page; Sue Dixon; David Cossins; Carol White; Mike Durham; Pat Saddleton (seated); Dave Headey not in photo.

3 shows were performed over 3 days.