Mystery at Greenfingers

A comedy drama by J.B. Priestley
Tuesday 28 February 1956 - Friday 2 March 1956
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

In the closed Greenfingers Palace Hotel part of the staff is enduring a violent snowstorm. They include the chef who is secretly married to the housekeeper, the new social hostess, two maids, the assistant manager and the sleek bartender. Into this group comes Robert Crowther, the rather stupid house detective sent to investigate something secret. As the snowstorm intensifies, a Miss Tracey appears and has a passenger brought in from her car. That night there is a shot and Miss Tracey’s passenger disappears from her room even though the doors and windows are locked from the inside. There is an inquisition by Crowther, but it is Miss Tracey and new hostess who solve everything

The scene throughout is one of the staff rooms of the Greenfingers Palace Hotel in the Peak District.

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See the programme for further details, it cost thrupence 3d (about 1p in today’s money).

Cast (in order of appearance):

Arnold Jordan - William Reeves
Edna Sandars - Kathleen Allanson
Keith Henley - George Young
Helen Tennant - Jane Slatter
Sally Phillips - Eileen Drew
Clara Packer - Deirdre van Tinteren
Rose Heaton - Margaret Carter
Fred Poole - William Stevens
Robert Crowther - Ron Venn
Miss Tracey - Margaret Bolton

See programme for further details.

Production No.19 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)