By Leslie Sands
Director Robbie Graham
Within minutes of the opening of this play, we are plunged into the middle of an explosive situation. Janet Preston, a well-known authoress who lives alone in a remote cottage on the Yorkshire Moors, has killed her husband, a complete rogue and criminal on the run. Before she can get rid of the body, she is confronted by his accomplice George, who blackmails her into agreeing to pass him off as the dead man until such time as he can make a getaway. The events that follow are full of twists and excitement and the unexpected denouement skilfully reconciles the audience’s sympathies and sense of involvement with a demand for justice.
A Workington Playgoers Production
Photographs by Stan Partleton with the Kind Permission of Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd.
The play was performed at the Theatre Royal in 2009. Click here to look at the production and enjoy browsing through our extensive archive of past shows.