Programme, Photos & Press Cutting

Production Date:  April 1982

Directed by:  Jane Towell

Genre:  Murder Mystery

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill




Andrew Wyke, a wealthy writer of detective novels, delights in playing elaborate games. Aware that Milo Tindle, the owner of a chain of hairdressing salons, is having an affair with his wife, Marguerite, Wyke invites him to his country manor house. Wyke is also having an affair with a girl named Tea and is delighted his wife is occupied elsewhere. His main concern is that Tindle, a struggling businessman, will be unable to maintain Marguerite in the style to which she has become accustomed, and she’ll leave him and return to Wyke. Wyke suggests that Tindle steal some valuable jewellery and sell it in order to live happily with Marguerite, while Wyke will claim the insurance in order to live happily with Tea. The proposal sets off a series of schemes and double-crosses with potentially deadly results. 


PLAYWRIGHT: Anthony Shaffer (May 15, 1926 – November 6, 2001), was an English playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction

Technical Manager






Box Office

Front of House



Playwright:   Anthony Shaffer


John Hurst

Geoff Twyman

Geoff Twyman & John Hurst

Peter Coveney

Jeremy Hole

Richard Griffin

Elizabeth Lorentzen

Barbara Kinsey, Pauline Campbell & Christine Twyman
Margaret Coveney

Lesley Miles

Audrey Lewry

Andrew Wyke

Milo Tindle

Inspector Doppler

Det. Sgt. Tarrant

PC Higgs

Jim Towell
Charles Lewis

Chris Seawell

Wes Challiser

Will Charesse

BHTC Production Number: 115

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