Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott
Directed by Richard Webb
In London 1952, the wealthy Margot Wendice has convinced her professional tennis player husband, Tony, to give up playing to spend more time with her. He now sells sports equipment and, to Margot, their life together is a happy one.
However, he has discovered while on a tennis tour in the United States several years ago Margot had an affair with an American murder mystery writer name Max Halliday.
Because he wants revenge as well as her money, Tony meticulously plans Margot’s murder. She has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair, nor does she have any suspicion that he is planning to kill her. Max comes to London to visit the couple, and Tony uses this as an opportunity to fulfil his plan.
Tony blackmails a man who calls himself Captain Lesgate, a former schoolmate and convicted criminal, to carry out the scheme. They plan what they believe is the perfect murder.
But when Margot refuses to play the part of the victim, things go very differently…
Dessert by Oliver Cotton
Directed by Howard James
This production will be our entry in the 2019 Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival – and will be the amateur premiere of this play.
A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn…
Just the Ticket by Peter Quilter
Directed by Kerry Heywood
Susan is an eccentric sixty year old who decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20.
Now she is travelling alone and carrying the excess baggage of 40 years of bittersweet experience which she recounts with wit and charm as she tells her unique story and slowly starts to write the next chapter of her life.
Bazaar and Rummage by Sue Townsend
Directed by Janet Clark
in the this heartfelt comedy, Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three women who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of Fliss, a trainee social-worker.
While sorting through the rummage their individual fears erupt – but calm is restored by the ever-sensible Fliss. As they leave the hall it is apparent their agoraphobia is not cured but they have taken steps in the right direction…
Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean
Directed by Nikki Packham
Set in the same bedroom of a Bridlington Hotel, the play focuses on three married couples.
Eddie and Irene are both 18 and spending their honeymoon there.
Tits and Izzy are in their 40’s and celebrating their 25th Wedding anniversary there .
Whitchell and Marfleet are in their 60’s long since separated and attempting to come to an amicable divorce there.
What the audience quickly realise is that all three couples are the same people at different stages of their lives, from the young hopefuls of the 1950’s, to the seen-it-all oldies of the present day.