May/June 2003

Suddenly At Home
by Francis Durbridge



Directed by
Marcia Baldry and Judy Lee

Faultless
Braintree & Witham Times

A compelling performance
Dunmow Observer


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Francis Durbridge's play, Suddenly At Home, is a thriller for four men and four women. When Glenn Howard, a busy executive, decides to get rid of his wealthy wife Maggie, firstly to enjoy her money, secondly to avoid spending the rest of his life in boring luxury in remote Bermuda, and thirdly to free himself for another woman, he works out a complicated and devious plan to keep himself in the clear.



Maggie reveals her plans for a new life in Bermuda to her sister Sheila.



Maggie's former lover Sam Blaine arrives to muddy the waters.



Inspector Appleton brings news that Maggie's body has been found.



Superintendent Remick has some very searching questions about Maggie's death.



Glenn after suffocating his wife, tries to cover his tracks and throw suspicion onto others.



Glenn's narcotics befuddled lover Sheila realises that suspicion is falling onto her.



Maggie's au-pair Ruth, Glenn's partner in crime, prepares to do away with Sheila.

Cast

MAGGIE HOWARD:
HELEN TENBY:
RUTH BECHLER:
SAM BLAINE:
SHEILA WALLIS:
GLENN HOWARD:
INSPECTOR APPLETON:
SUPERINTENDENT REMICK:


      Jan Ford
      Diana Bradley
      Mel Murfin
      James Rawes
      Karen Ashton
      Adam Thompson
      Adrian Hoodless
      Steve Bradley