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At their stylish country retreat, Freda and Robert Caplan host a dinner party for their colleagues and friends, all executives at a transatlantic publishing company.


Young, beautiful and successful they have the world at their feet. Then, a cigarette box and and an ill-considered remark spark off a relentless series of revelations and other, more dangerous secrets are painfully exposed.


As the truth spills out about the suicide of Robert's clever, reckless brother, and the group's perfect lives begin to crumble, the cost of professional and social success becomes frighteningly plain.



Genre:  Drama

Playwright: J B Priestly

Directed by: Kenneth Guest

Production Date:  November 1995

Group:  BHTC

Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk,

Burgess Hill


BHTC Production Number: 184

Anthony White
Jo White

Kevin Gray
Mary Thompsett

Pippa Jones

Chris Smith

Maureen Thomas


Robert Caplan

Freda Caplan

Gordon Whitehouse

Betty Whitehouse

Olwen Peel

Charles Stanton

Miss Mockridge

Alan Herbert

Geoff Twyman

Bob Awcock & Geoff Twyman

Tim Kendell

Peter Bradley & Chris Childs

Pat Griffiths, Lesley Rowland & Mary Gray

Pauline Childs

Hilary Smith

David Bevan

Rosalind Wood

Terry Thompsett

Jim Wilson

Jim Towell

Pam Skilton


Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction

Technical Manager

Technical Team


Hair & Make-Up



Box Office


Programme & Poster Design

Front of House Manager

Cast Canteen

Programme, Photos & Press Cuttings

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