The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate

Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

A comedy by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr
Thursday 21 May 1992 - Saturday 23 May 1992
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Jo Webster

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Faringdon Travel, 11 Market Place, Faringdon.

Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.”

This production is dedicated to the memory of Cecil Manners, President of the society from 1979-1992.

Farndale Avenue 1992 1

Carole Tappenden; Brenda Keith-Walker; Helen Barter; Debbie Lock; Jeni Summerfield (sitting)

Farndale Avenue 1992 2

Jeni Summerfield

Farndale Avenue 1992 3

Carole Tappenden; Debbie Lock;

Farndale Avenue 1992 4

Debbie Lock (in chair) & Brenda Keith-Walker

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Sylvia (Inspector 0' Reilly) - Carole Tappenden
Felicity (Pawn the butler / Colonel King) - Helen Barter
Audrey (Lady Doreen Bishop / Violet Bishop / Mrs King / Joan Bishop) - Brenda Keith-Walker
Mrs Reece (Clarissa Rook / Regine / Patricia Bishop / Letitia Bishop / Mr Goodbody) - Jeni Summerfield
Thelma (Daphne Bishop / Rose Bishop) - Debbie Lock

See programme for further details.

Production No.108 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)