Prescription for Murder

by Norman Robbins

Director - Valerie Clarke

Barbara Forth - Jo Williams

Dr Richard Forth - Mark Kimsey

Dorothy Livingstone - Alison Wyatt

Mary Haigh - Marian Lally

Allan Haigh - Malcolm Bentote

Eric Dawson - Duncan Sykes

Julia Moore - Sue Worker

Location: The action takes place in the living-room of the Forth's, detached house in Bere Knighton, North Devon.


Scene 1: Friday - late afternoon

Scene 2: The following Saturday - early evening


Scene 1: The following Wednesday - late afternoon

Scene 2: The following Friday - morning

Time: The present

The Author - Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins, a most prolific successful English playright and actor was first on stage at three years old and his acting career only ended in 1999 because of ill health.

Born in Yorkshire in the mid 1930s, Norman Robbins worked for the Yorkshire Evening Post before being awarded a major County Award that allowed him to attend a drama school in Birmingham. To date, he has written over fifteen full-length plays and twenty-three pantomimes.

Over his forty-year career, Norman Robbins appeared on stage, television and the theatre. His first professional appearance was with Ken Dodd. Since then he has worked with many well known comics and comic actors such as Ronnie Barker, Hylda Baker, Morecambe and Wise, Roy Hudd and Harry Worth.

Norman Robbins television appearances included Last of the Summer Wine, All Creatures Great and Small, Grange Hill and Crossroads. But he was in demand for his portrayal of pantomime dames (for which he is fondly remembered) that he performed for the last twenty years of his professional acting career.