Programme & Press Cuttings

Production Date:  April 1983

Directed by: Mary Jupp

Genre:  Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill




After only one year of marriage to his sweetheart Stella, Maurice Tabret is involved in a vehicle accident and left crippled. The play itself commences some years later in Gatley House, which is the home of Maurice's mother, Mrs Tabret, who has set up the home to care for her son and a young Nurse Wayland has been Maurice's constant aid throughout. Maurice's wife Stella lives with them as does Maurice's brother, Colin. The local practitioner Dr Harvester pops in frequently to check on Maurice's condition and Mrs Taret's old friend retired

Major Liconda regularly visits.


All is as well as can be expected until Maurice is found dead in his bed one morning. Dr Harvester is preparing to write the death certificate but then Nurse Wayland indicates that she believes Maurice was murdered! 






Playwright:  W. Somerset Maughan

Tim Kendell

Paul Wigzell

Mary Jupp & Tim Kenell

Tim Kendell, Terry Thompsett & Peter Harwood

Peter Coveney

Jeremy Hole, Richard Griffin,

John Hurst & Scott Caney

Rebecca Muggeridge & Pat Hall

Anne Sherman

Barbara Kinsey & Suzanne Lewis

Jane Towell

Graham Knight

Audrey Lewry

Elizabeth Lorentzen

Audry Lewry

Maurice Tabret

Dr Harvester

Mrs Tabret

Nurse Wayland


Major Liconda

Stella Tabret

Colin Tabret

Graham Knight
Keith Jefferies

Nancy Forsdike

Diane Lane

Hilary Cooke

John Poulson

Sarah-Jane Blaber

Anthony Hole

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction


Technical Manager

Technical Team



Hair Advisor



Publicity Manager

Publicity Assistant

Box Office Manager

Front Of House Manager


BHTC Production Number: 124

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