Programme, Photos & Press Cutting
Production Date: April 1982
Directed by: Jane Towell
Genre: Murder Mystery
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.
Front of House
Playwright: Anthony Shaffer
Geoff Twyman & John Hurst
Barbara Kinsey, Pauline Campbell & Christine Twyman
Det. Sgt. Tarrant
BHTC Production Number: 115