Middle-aged brother and sister Martin and Hilda have just moved into a new development called Bluebell Hill. They are looking forward to leading a quiet, Christian life, but feel they should at least introduce themselves to their neighbours by means of a little housewarming gathering.
Whilst waiting for their guests to arrive, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser and that peace will never return after Monty, their beloved garden gnome, is set upon.
The resultant well-intentioned scheme for a safer community is jeopardised by Martin’s burgeoning romance with Bluebell resident Amy (married to Gareth), who has just finished an affair with Martin and Hilda’s next door neighbour Luther, husband of Magda. This has surprising outcomes for all concerned.
Who could have thought that a young trespasser taking a shortcut through a garden could start a chain of events just as shocking as any crime drama seen on television?
Martin Massie Rob Chambers
Hilda Massie Margaret Glen
Luther Bradley Geoff Dillon
Magda Bradley Nomi Bailey
Gareth Janner Richard Stewart
Amy Janner Rachel Cormican
Rod Trusser Richard Toynton
Dorothy Doggett Margaret Hey
Director Nikki Packham
Set Design Alan Matthews
Lighting Design Jon Lewis
Sound Design Ian James
Stage Manager John Oakenfull
Asst Stage Manager Nikki Packham
Fight Director Emma Christmas
Stage Director John Heather
Set construction Alan Matthews
Technical Programming Jon Lewis, Ian James
Technical Operators Chloe Belgrave, James Quinn
Properties Ann Herbert, Audrey Knighton
Rehearsal Prompt Audrey Knighton
Gnome Makers Jan Greenhough, Mike Greenhough
House Manager John Heather
Refreshments Stuart Scott
Raffle Sandie Campbell
Box Office Nina James
Programme Editor John Guttridge
Poster & Programme Design Graham Copeland