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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate

Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

A comedy by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr
Thursday 8 November 2018 - Saturday 10 November 2018
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Jo Webster
Producer: Gary Field

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. No concessions. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Gifted Magpie, 6 London Street, Faringdon.

The redoubtable Mrs Reece and the ladies of the Guild (plus Gordon) are presenting their latest production ‘Murder at Checkmate Manor’.  The hapless cast of five under Mrs Reece’s direction are faced with the task of playing fifteen wildly different characters between them but remembering who they are and where they should be at any given time may be a challenge too far for the cast.  The situation is not helped by having a backstage crew almost as incompetent as themselves, but we are sure of one thing, nothing goes according to plan.

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 whodunnit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.”

Can they pull it off, will the fiendish murderer be revealed, come and see for yourself?

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Photographs by Gary Field

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs Reece (playing Clarissa Rook; Regine; Patricia Bishop; Letitia Bishop; Mr Goodbody) - Debbie Lock
Felicity (playing Pawn; Mrs Castle; Colonel King) - Sandra Keen
Audrey (playing Lady Doreen Bishop; Violet Bishop; Mrs King; Joan Bishop) - Sarah Couzens
Thelma (playing Daphne Bishop; Rose Bishop) - Katie Dyet
Gordon (playing Inspector O’Reilly) - Martin Waymark

See programme for further details.

Production No.193 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)

This amateur production was presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk