The Woman in White

A play by Constance Cox
adapted from the mystery novel by Wilkie Cox
Performed in November 1994
Faringdon Community Centre
Directed by Peter Webster 
Co-director: Deirdre Hamley

The action takes place during the summer and spring of the years 1861 and 1862, in the drawing room of Limmeridge Hall, Cumberland.

Sir 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.

The Woman in White

Ieuan Thomas   Mellanie Nicholls

The Woman in White

Debbie Lock   Kate Lord

Photographs by kind permission of 'The Faringdon Folly'


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