The Woman in White

A mystery drama by Constance Cox
Thursday 10 November 1994 - Saturday 12 November 1994
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Peter Webster & Deirdre Hamley

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Breath of Spring (florist), 4a Market Place, Faringdon.

Woman In White 1994 CuttingAdapted from the mystery novel by Wilkie Cox. The action takes place during the summer and spring of the years 1861 and 1862, in the drawing room of Limmeridge Hall, Cumberland.

Sir Percival Glyde is being hounded for money by his old friend, the sinister Count Fosco, so his marriage to the heiress Laura Fairlie is for one reason only: her fortune. As events unfold, Glyde’s efforts to secure the money – and also to remove the threat to his reputation posed by the unfortunate Anne Catherick, who is physically identical to Laura – become more desperate and cruel. Combined with this tale of disturbing intrigue are elements of romance (as Laura turns for support to her drawing tutor, Walter Hartright) and comedy (provided by her hypochondriac uncle): the resulting mix is headily entertaining. The Woman in White has been skilfully adapted by Constance Cox from Wilkie Collins’ novel.

Woman In White 1994 01

Carole Tappenden & Ieuan Thomas

Woman In White 1994 03

Debbie Lock & Kate Lord

Woman In White 1994 02

Kate Lord & Debbie Lock

Woman In White 1994 04

Ieuan Thomas; Melanie Nicholls

Woman In White 1994 05

Alistair Warner & Ieuan Thomas

Woman In White 1994 06

Debbie Lock & Kate Lord

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

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs. Vesey - Carole Tappenden
Walter Hartright - Duncan Graham
Marion Halcombe - Kate Lord
Mr Gilmore - Tim Reeves
Mr Frederick Fairlie - Nick Hobden
Louis - Walther Schoonenberg
Laura Fairlie / Anne Catherick - Debbie Lock
Sir Percival Glyde - Alistair Warner
Count Fosco - Ieuan Thomas
Countess Fosco - Melanie Nicholls
Mrs Catherick - Carolyn Taylor

See programme for further details.

Production No.116 (3 shows were performed over 3 days).