Wednesday 13th March - Saturday 16th March 2019
7:30pm nightly at Swindon Arts Centre
Desperate to find a job, Henry Scrubb answers a box number advertisement in a
newspaper, offering a “big financial reward” and requiring no qualifications. He does
not really expect anything to come of it, but to his surprise the advertiser, a Mr
Franklyn, does contact him and explains the conditions of the job.
Franklyn needs, he says, someone to murder him and believes that Henry would be the right person to do it. He gives no reason for this strange request, but offers Henry £3000 if he will
carry out his wishes. Henry refuses to have anything to do with the scheme and
Franklyn goes away. That night, however, Henry receives some disturbing news….
From this exciting beginning, Derek Benfield builds a suspenseful drama that keeps
the audience guessing until the very last moment.
Henry Scrubb - Simon Crutchley Dora Scrubb - Karen Evans
Janet Gregory - Ruth Davies James Franklyn - Robert Elrick
Pender - Tony Manders Rita Franklyn - Shirley Dodson
Detective Sergeant Thatcher - Chris Hall
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to.
Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact.
By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
Wednesday 12th June - Saturday 15th June 2019