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by Lillian Hellman

Directed by Jo Davies

Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th April 1983 in the Auditorium

The plot of this, the author’s first play, was inspired by a notorious Scottish court case. As in so much of her later work she explores an aspect of evil and its consequences. A malicious child sets in train a falsehood which destroys the lives of two innocent adults and causes dismay and suffering to others. It is a taut, vividly written drama which peoples the stage with a variety of sharply-deliniated characters locked in an agonising situation; a theatrical experience which should not be missed.

Part of the Barn’s 1982/1983 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Peggy Rogers-Emily Taylor
Catherine-Phillipa Moore
Lois Fisher-Melanie Preece
Mrs Lily Mortar-Lilian Allman
Evelyn Munn-Janet Roe
Helen Burton-Amanda Hussain
Rosalie Wells-Juliet Lloyd
Janet-Ma Chandro
Leslie-Johanna Lloyd
Mary Tilford-Celia Mason
Karen Wright-Deborah Thompson
Martha Dobie-Jennifer Riley
Dr Joseph Cardin-Alan Corlett
Agatha-Belinda Putley
Mrs Amelia Tilford-Vaughan Meyrick
A Grocery Boy-Andrew Read

Creative team

Director-Jo Davies
Stage Manager-Janet Lloyd
Assistant Stage Managers-John Riley
Jo Shaw
Sue Ingamells
Michele Bartlet
Elaine Davies
Catherine Elliot
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Set Builders-Norman Merry
Don Fisher
Stephen Wilson
Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Lighting-Eric Farlie
David B Collinson
Sound-David B Collinson
Wardrobe-Anne Classey
Hairdressing-Nicky Evans
Properties-Peggy Edgerley
Prompter-Marjorie Then-Bergh
Production Secretary-Sylvia Pepper
Assistant Production Secretary-Dorothy Otterburn

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