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A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is the chief suspect but the testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife After the man is freed, it is revealed that mystery woman is actually the wife. She discredited and perjured herself because she felt that direct testimony on her husband's behalf would not have been sufficient to free him - but there is one more turn of the plot remaining... 

BHTC NOTES: Only the programme has so far been found from this production.





PLAYWRIGHT: Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime fiction writer. She also wrote romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and her successful West End theatre plays. 


Genre: Drama

Playwright: Agatha Christie

Directed by: Mary Jupp

Production Date:  October 1988

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill


BHTC Production Number: 146


Phillipa Jones

Peter Case

Ken Guest

Chris Smith
Keith Jefferies

Jim Clark

John Raper

Joan Collins

John Poulson

John Kitson

Jennifer Kitson

Anthony Hole

Barry Kopp

Norman Evans

Jackie Hartley

John Raper

Colin Skeel

Jackie Lander

David Downer

Jo White

Peter Coveney

Angela Simpson

Roy Lewry

Graham Wood

Linda Parry

Terry Thompsett




Mr Mayhew

Leonard Vole

Sir Wilfred Robarts Q.C

Inspector Hearne

Plain Clothes Detective


Mr Justice Wainwright

Court Usher

Court Stenographer

Mr Myers Q.C

The Judges Clerk

Mr Barton

Miss Brogan-Moore


1st Member of the Jury

2nd Member of the Jury

Dr Wyatt

Janet Mackenzie

Mr Clegg

The Other Woman

Other Parts

Other Parts

Other Parts

Other Parts


Julie Richards

Geoff Twyman

Tony Hole, Keith Griffin, David Fox,

Adam Clarke, Christine Lewry, Stephen Lewry

Julie Richards & Graham Wood

Ben Dawson

Roy Lewry & Harry Peckham

Audrey Lewry

Margaret Coveney & Christine Lewry

Graham Wood

Julia Clark

Jan Case



Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction Team



Technical Manager

Technical Team



Box Office

Front of House




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