Murder in Company

A drama by Philip King & John Boland
Thursday 8 November 1984 - Saturday 10 November 1984
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves

Tickets were available from F. B. Wood (newsagents), 4a London Street, Faringdon.

A dramatic society is assembling on the stage of a church hall in a small town to rehearse a mystery thriller under its somewhat dictatorial director Philip Stephens. Events and strains within the company more than equal those in the play. Philip’s wife is too friendly with a young man of the company, a prowler is in the neighbourhood and attacks one of the girls, an unpleasant caretaker tries a little blackmail and one of the women seems to know him from the past. The rehearsal proceeds under difficulties until the mysterious death of the caretaker brings the situation of the whodunnit even more closely into real life. It transpires that almost everyone might, and could, have murdered the dead man.

The action of the play passes in a Church Hall in a small town.

Murder In Company 1984 1

Standing: Sean Boyce; David Cossins; Nigel Murrin. Sitting: Mildred Carter; Deirdre Hamley; Shirley Morris

Murder In Company 1984 2

Nigel Murrin; David Cossins; Tim Reeves

Cast (in order of appearance):

Alan Wilson - Sean Boyce
Margaret Stephens - Deirdre Hamley
Ted Smith - Tim Reeves
Philip Stephens - Nigel Murrin
Ronnie Meadows - David Cossins
Phoebe Kershaw - Mildred Carter
Patricia Robins - Gail Mander
Doris Stewart - Shirley Morriss

See programme for further details.

Production No.84 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)