Suddenly At Home

Venue : Redditch Palace Theatre

Date : November 1997

Genre : Thriller

Director

Mike Beamish

Director

Cast

Angela Smith

Maggie Howard

Joy Rodgers

Helen Tenby

Anna Jedrzejec

Ruth Belcher

Jonathan Prior

Sam Blaine

Anne Cherry

Shelia Wallis

Roger Warren

Glenn Howard

John Parkes

Appleton

Adam Lee

Remick

Crew

Paul Hughes

Stage Manager

Beryl Linforth

Assistant Stage Manager

Tony Goswell

Lighting

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Bill Arris

Set Design

Ted Rodgers

Set Design

Sue George

Assistant Stage Manager

Crew

Paul Hughes

Stage Manager

Beryl Linforth

Assistant Stage Manager

Tony Goswell

Lighting

Bill Arris

Set Design

Ted Rodgers

Set Design

Sue George

Assistant Stage Manager

Production Gallery

Reviews

A Play with Power and Polish

Francis Durbridge’s tense thriller was superbly portrayed by Wythall Theatre Company – forcing the audience to the edge of their seats for most of the performance. Played as every production should be, powerfully and confidently without a single word out of place, this was as polished a performance as you could ever wish to see, even in the professional theatre.

Never wanting for action, never wanting anything extra, director Mike Beamish squeezed every last drop from his talented cast.

Not a mystery, since the audience were fully aware of whodunit, the plot raced along frantically to the gunshot at the end that saw the curtain fall.

Of one thing we were never sure, and that was how this supposed perfect crime was to end. Just a gut feeling that the fiend would meet his come uppance.

That he did, waking the audience up from their suspense in no uncertain terms. What a lovely production.

Andrew Powell, Redditch Standard