The Unexpected Guest

By Agatha Christie

The Horeshay Amatuer Dramatic Society, Shropshire

February 2019

Synopsis:

On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks through a window in the study. He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Richard’s wife, Laura, holding a gun that supposedly killed him. Michael does not believe she killed him, and she soon tells him she is innocent.

The two decide to place the blame on an enemy from the past, MacGregor, a man whose son was killed by his car run over while Richard was drunk. As the story progresses, it is revealed Laura was having an affair due to Richard’s cruel nature, and was vouching for the man she was cheating with when she claimed to have killed Richard.

The show was performed by the HADS at Horsehay, Shropshire from 7th to 9th Feb 2019.

(Photos – Courtesy of Alan Foster, Mike White, Jen Edwards and Andy Reed)

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Production:

Director – Jen Edwards
Set Construction/Decor – Edward Davies, Alan Foster, Gerald Parkinson, Rachel Aitchison
Scenic Artist – Rachel Aitchison
Lighting – Teresa Wilson, Kev Jackman
Sound – Rachel Aitchison, Kev Jackman
Properties – Sally Riley
Prompt – Jan Jackman
Publicity – Jen Edwards
Front of House – Liz Davies, Saki White, Mike White, Rich Harris, Gerald Parkinson, Carol Edwards,
Rob Fisher, Cath Fisher, Eileen Woolley, Mike Camilla, Chris Caudill, Mary Richards, Rona Sheldon, Sheila Hood, Robin Cooper.

Cast:

Michael Starkwedder – Ray Callister
Richard Warwick – Norman Lincoln
Laura Warwick – Lisa Kane
Miss “Benny” Bennett – Jane Parkyn
Jan Warwick – Alex Edwards
Mrs Warwick – Shirley Gladwin
Henrietta Angell – Karen Brittle
Constable Cadwallader – Emily Walker
Inspector Thomas – Kane McCabe
Julian Farrah – Andrew Reed

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Pygmalion

By George Bernard Shaw

The Horeshay Amatuer Dramatic Society, Shropshire

October 2018

Synopsis:

Based on classical myth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching. The successful musical My Fair Lady was based on this Bernard Shaw classic.

The show was performed by the HADS at Horsehay, Shropshire from 11th to 13th Oct 2018.

(Photos – Courtesy of Mike Wite and Andy Reed)

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Production:

Director – Russell Lawrence
Set Design and Decor – Edward Davies
Set Construction – Edward Davies, Alan Foster, Karen Brittle, Rachel Aitchison, Andrew Reed
Stage Management – Russell Lawrence, Edward Davies, Alex Edwards, Key Jackman, Andrew Ray
Lighting – Jan Jackman
Sound – Lisa Kane
Prompt – Hugh Jones
Properties – Karen Brittle, Rachel Aitchison
Publicity – Jen Edwards
Front of House – Society Members

Cast:

Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Cath Fisher
Clara Eynsford-Hill – Emily Walker
Freddie Eynsford-Hill – Alex Edwards
Eliza Doolittle – Jen Edwards
A Bystander – Sue Blackburn
A Sarcastic Bystander – Andrew Reed
Colonel Pickering – Kane McCabe
Professor Henry Higgins – Rob Fisher
Mrs Pearce – Shirley Gladwin
Alfred Doolittle – Mike White
Mrs Higgins – Eileen Wooley
Parlourmaid – Annalie Jarvis

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