The Woman in White

A mystery drama by Constance Cox
10-12 November 1994
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, Faringdon
Directed by Peter Webster & Deirdre Hamley

Tickets available from 'Breath of Spring', Market Place, Faringdon.

Adapted from the mystery novel by Wilkie Cox. The action takes place during the summer and spring of the years 1861 and 1862, in the drawing room of Limmeridge Hall, Cumberland.

Woman In White 1994 CuttingSir Percival Glyde is being hounded for money by his old friend, the sinister Count Fosco, so his marriage to the heiress Laura Fairlie is for one reason only: her fortune. As events unfold, Glyde’s efforts to secure the money – and also to remove the threat to his reputation posed by the unfortunate Anne Catherick, who is physically identical to Laura – become more desperate and cruel. Combined with this tale of disturbing intrigue are elements of romance (as Laura turns for support to her drawing tutor, Walter Hartright) and comedy (provided by her hypochondriac uncle): the resulting mix is headily entertaining. The Woman in White has been skilfully adapted by Constance Cox from Wilkie Collins’ novel.

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Carole Tappenden; Ieuan Thomas

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Debbie Lock; Kate Lord

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Kate Lord; Debbie Lock

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Ieuan Thomas; Melanie Nicholls

Photographs by kind permission of ‘The Faringdon Folly’

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