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by Norman Robbins

Directed by Valerie Clarke
Feb 10, 11 & 12, 2011

Marjorie Pike Dorothy Bentote
Sally Lockwood Sue Worker
Pamela Seton Jo Williams
Bryan Lockwood Michael Williams
Joan Reece Angela Charles
Derek Tyndale Mark Kimsey
Lionel Reece Malcolm Bentote
Isobel Clarke Alison Wyatt

Location: The entire action takes place in the lounge of 'Peak Lodge',
                a small guest house in Derbyshire's Peak District.
Time: The present

Programme Notes       [ Photographs ]

The Author - Norman Robbins

Many of you may remember Norman Robbins as an actor, who made numerous stage and television appearances. He has appeared on stage with many great comedians such as Roy Hudd, Brian Rix and Ronnie Barker and his television credits include 'Crossroads', 'Open All Hours', 'All Creatures Great and Small' and 'Last of the Summer Wine'. His last professional role was in 1999.

Norman used to write plays and pantomimes in his spare time but it is for his pantomimes that he has become world famous. He wrote his first pantomime in 1952.

In 1979 he went to teach drama at the Iowa State University and it was while he was in America that he directed one of his own pantomimes which became a box office hit.

Norman is still a prolific writer and presently concentrates mainly on comedy thrillers. Occasionally he directs for amateur dramatic societies.

from 'The Director'

This comedy thriller is set in a remote snowbound guest house in the Peak District and begins with a suspicious death. Is one of the guests responsible? They are all as colourful as the house's past history. And is anyone who they appear to be? Whatever happens, don't forget about the resident ghost .....