Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, for the safety and well-being of our members and audiences, we have taken the decision to postpone Ghost Writer and will hopefully perform it in the Autumn.
A theatre company decides to stage a new production of Hamlet - fronted by TV soap star Julian Dando, and backed by a cast of second-rate hams. At the last-night party is one Edward Pinfold, a promising young playwright, and husband of the talented but tempestuous actress Ruby, who had played Ophelia.
Tragically, that very night, Ruby - a renowned reveller with a reputation for burning the candle at all three ends - is found dead in bed. An overdose of naughty pills and booze. The theatre world went into a state of mourning that barely lasted into the afternoon.
One year later, however, and Edward remains deeply affected. Unable to face the emotional torment of living in the house he shared with Ruby, he has moved into the attic room of one of his oldest friends, Alex. Alex, by the way, is gay. Now, that may well have nothing to do with anything. But then again, it might. I mention it merely because it is a fact, though how pertinent a fact you will have to wait and see.
So, there you have it. I trust you have followed me so far. Because what happens next, as Alex once famously said, could be a bit hard to swallow.
We join the story on the first anniversary of the death of Ruby Pinfold. May she rest in peace.
13-16 May 2020 - Ghost Writer, directed by Phil McMullen
28-31 October 2020 - Still Alice, directed by Deanna Langford
5 & 6 February 2021 - Charity One Act Evening