LADIES IN RETIREMENT

SYNOPSIS: 

 

In a remote, lonely house on the marshes of the Thames estuary, Leonora Fiske, an ex-actress lives with her companion Ellen Creed.

 

At first, a visit from Ellen's two sisters does little to suggest what lies ahead, but when the eccentric guests make themselves at home, Leonora's patience wears thin. She requests that Ellen's guests leave, but after a bitter row it is Leonora who vanishes. The arrival of the Creed sisters' nephew Albert only adds to the mystery and suspense, as his own shadowy past complicates the recent occurrences.

 

As he gradually pieces together the series of events which have unfolded, he must then hope that the eerie moonlit pantomime murder he stages to trap the real murderer succeeds - before he becomes the next victim.

 

This period thriller was based on a famous murder in 1885.
 

 

LADIES IN RETIREMENT

Playwright:  Edward Percy &

Reginald Denham

Genre:  Murder Thriller

Directed by: Keith Jefferies

Production Date:  April 1983

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

 

BHTC Production Number: 119

Cast

Kim Smith

Nancy Forsdike

Joan Collins

Leon Figg

Margaret Coveney

Maureen Thomas

Sheila Wells
 

Crew

Tim Kendell

Anthony White

Tim Kendell & Leon Figg

Peter Coveney

Jane Cook

Jeremy Hole

Richard Griffin

John Hurst

Barbara Kinsey

Rebecca Muggeridge

Jane Josephs

Mary Jupp

Jane Towell

Graham Knight

Lucy Gilham

Leonora Fiske

Ellen Creed

Albert Feather

Louisa Creed

Emily Creed

Sister Theresa

 

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction

Technical Manager

Technical Assistant

Lighting

Sound

Rigging Assistant

Properties

Wardrobe

Prompt

Box Office Manager

Front of House

Publicity

Programme

Programme

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