The Shop at Sly Corner

A crime thriller by Edward Percy
Tuesday 22 February 1955 - Friday 25 February 1955
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Bill Carter

Performances start 7:30 pm.
Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

The action of the play takes place in a room at the back of a London shop.

After a crime-riddled past, Descius Heiss settles in London and to all appearances is a respectable gentleman. His chief aim is to provide happiness and security for his gifted daughter Margaret, who has been brought up in complete ignorance of her father’s past. Ostensibly, Heiss runs an antique shop – but he is actually involved in a black market of buying and selling stolen jewels. Archie Fellows, the ambitious and unscrupulous shop assistant, stumbles upon Descius’ secret, and sets about blackmailing him. Unable to cope with the pressure of Archie’s hold, and with the fear his daughter may discover the truth, Heiss murders his assistant. Driven by a guilty desperation and fear of exposure from investigations by Scotland Yard, Heiss believes there is only one option open to him, and will die to protect his daughter from the past.

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Cast (in order of appearance):

Descius Heiss - William Reeves
Archie Fellowes - Ron Venn
Margaret Heiss - Deirdre van Tinteren
Joan Deal - Betty Fairbairn
Matilde Heiss - Kathleen Allanson
Mrs. Catt - Nancy Reeves
Robert Graham - Jim Caldwell
Corder Morris - Peter Lilley
Steve Hubbard - Bill Scott
John Elliott - Frank van Tinteren

See programme for further details.

Production No.15 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)