Brush With A Body
A comedy by Maurice McLoughlin
Wednesday 24 June 1964 - Saturday 27 June 1964
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves
Tickets were available from Vogue Hair Fashions, 3 Coxwell Street, Faringdon.
In Sybil Walling’s absence her children call in the chimney-sweep, whose brushes dislodge not only soot but a body. When Sybil returns she tells them that, just before he died twenty years ago, their father had killed a Soho gangster and had hidden the body in the chimney. The police descend in pursuit of an amorous patient of Sybil’s son Henry, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings and surprises.
The action of the play passes in the morning-room of Sybil Walling’s house in Hampstead.
Cast (in order of appearance):
Sarah Walling - Penelope Philpott
Cynthia Walling - Eileen Heath
Mr. Flaherty - Bill Reeves
Mrs. D'Arcy - Kathleen Hill
Henry Walling - Sam Heath
Paul Martell - Jonathan Bayley
Sybil Walling - Evelyn Stoodley
Detective-Inspector Hardy - George Young
Sergeant Bray - Ken Duringer
Rosita Hernandez - Margaret Longman
The Hon. Pamela Colefax - Beryl Edgington
See programme for further details.
Production No.43 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)