Wednesday 13th November - Saturday 16th November 2019

7:30pm nightly at Swindon Arts Centre

The gruesome discovery of several dead bodies on the moor sparks a police investigation and a heavy media presence in the remote North Yorkshire Village of Chellingford.

When Adrian Brooks shows up at Jessica Scanlon's cottage, however, it is with another line of enquiry in mind. His sister, Laura, has disappeared, and he thinks watercolour artist Jessica might be able to help him find her. Jessica's friend Etta has also gone missing, and when she is called upon to identify of the bodies discovered by the police, she confirms that it is Etta. But Jessica's landlady Mildred seems to have other ideas.

A mysterious suicide, an elaborate insurance scam and the arrival of nosy true crime writer Diana Wishart create further layers of intrigue that lead to a thrilling denouement.


Adrian Brookes - John Fisher                         Mildred McBride - Shirley Dodson

Gavin Purdie - Matt Hemmings                      Donald Caffrey - Robert Elrick

Jessica Scanlon - Sarah Cousens                   Diana Wishart - Maria Bowler Hiscock

Susan Tonks - Elaine Sturmey                       Rhoda Bradstock - Zena Howarth

Detective Insp. Tyson - Simon Crutchley       Detective Sgt. Morley- Tom Freegard

In this play, Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband Norman, and for this reason, suitably disguised, has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house.

As it happens the seduction, thought or planned, by each of the six characters never takes place either.

Wednesday 11th March - Saturday 14th March 2019

Produced by Karen Evans