And Evermore Shall Be So: November 2015
By Norman Robbins
This is a murder mystery with more than a touch of humour about it. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O", the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances.
The action focuses on the repercussions that can be felt where there is "something wrong with the village ... a sense of evil about it ..." An author, cousin of the vicar's wife, arrives, having been encouraged to write a book about the murder.
Old tensions and suspicions are brought to the surface as not everyone is in favour of raking up the past. Offering ten good acting roles, the story twists and turns, leaving your audience guessing until the very last speech of the play.
Scroll down for photos, cast and crew.
|Cast (in order of appearance)||Backstage|
|Ida Cornish: Robin Spruce||Director: Greg Pope|
|Shiela Pashley: Miriam Welch||Stage Manager: Derek Welch|
|David Lillywhite: Paul Marriott||Assistant Stage Manager: Amy Knight|
|Helen Lillywhite: Ruth Elliott||Props: Lorraine Pope|
|Roy Steadman: Matthew Warrington||Prompt: Rosie Gilding|
|Lydia Summerfield: Hazel Randall||Set and Design: Kees Van Woerkom|
|Rev. Edwin Summerfield: Tim Travers||Lighting: Matt Coomber|
|Brandon Walsh: Dominic Pinkham||Publicity: Derek Welch|
|Maurice Walker: Greg Pope||Poster and Programme: James Travers|
|Gwendoline Cranshawe: Thelma Torr|