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2 One Act Plays - performed May 2008

By Harry Glass / Robert King

Director - Nigel Rowe

"To be or not to be that is the question" Such was my dilemma when surveying the in the group and the requests for various formats. Thriller or Farce?
Why not do both?
Se we have and I hope you will enjoy our brief sojourn through the dark and shady underworld as we chill and thrill you just as I have been chilled and thrilled working with the cast members over the past weeks. At the end of the show, with your rapturous applause, remember it is not only those on stage to whom you address your plaudits for they would look pretty silly without costume, props, set, lights and all the valiant souls who have done their part for this production unseen by you the audience.

Process of Elimination

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Adam Fortune Clive Platt
Susan Caroline Roberts
Helen Chris Sadd
Mrs Welsh Pauline Pattison
Richard Newton Adam Duarte-Dias
Clifford Newton Adam Duarte-Dias

The Play



On the face of it, prosperous business man Adam Fortune, his wife Helen, and daughter Susan, waiting for the arrival of intended son-in-law, presents an ordinary domestic scene. But Adam is too tense, Helen too nervous, and Susan, in the circumstances, too cool. With the arrival of Richard it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems and Adam's business proposition to Richard is, to say the least, unusual. The offer, however, is one Richard cannot refuse but Adam's plans are thrown out of gear by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. Sinister, gripping and exciting, the plot takes many unexpected turns and has the audience guessing to the end.

Photo Shoot

Chris Sadd Clive Platt Caroline Roberts Adam Duarte-Dias Pauline Pattison

Chris Sadd, Clive Platt, Caroline Roberts, Adam Duarte-Dias, Pauline Pattison

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Red Spy at Night

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Stella Alison Baker
Michelle Emma Race
Professor Gordon Prior
Lee Tom Blythe
Count Peter Adam Duarte-Dias

The Play


During the dark days of the cold war, an English, an American and a Russian spy spontaneously decide to cooperate to extract information on a top secret new bomb from a French physicist. However, in this farce, fate, and let's be honest, incompetence, interfere. So who ends up getting the secret?

Photo Shoot

Adam Duarte-Dias Gordon Prior Emma Race Tom Blythe Alison Baker

Adam Duarte-Dias, Gordon Prior, Emma Race, Tom Blythe, Alison Baker

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Production Team

Nigel Rowe, Bruce Emeny, Andy Terry, Daniel Humphreys, Derek Butcher, Gloria Streames, Caroline Roberts, John Roberts, Lester Pearse, Patience Ling, Viv Wheatley, Yvonne Cobbold, Steve Sadler, Kerry King, Val Taylor and other volunteers not mentioned.