Agnes, Emily and their brother Henry live in a state of straight-laced Victorian primness with their rebellious old mother, and Judy, a high spirited neice. The play is based on the return of Catherine to the Deveral household, reputedly the black sheep of the family, whose legendary absconding 20 years earlier with a Continental Romeo fires Judy with imaginative longings. Catherine arrives just in time to avert a romantic crisis in her young neices's life and to steer her safely through a tempestuous first 'affair'.
BHTC NOTES: As detailed in the History notes, this was the last production performed by the New Amateur Dramatic Society before becoming Burgess Hill Theatre Club. Even this transformation was not easy as it was almost the last play of the whole group, who at that time were having serious membership and financial problems.
Directed by: Joy Sinden
Production Date: Spring 1954
Playwright: Ireland Wood
Group: New Amateur Dramatic Society (NADS)
Staged: St Andrews Parish Room Burgess Hill