Directed by John Covey
7-10 December, 2011, Felpham Village Hall
The Regis Players
Reviewed by: Jose Harrison
Venue: Felpham Village Hall
Type of Production: Play
The quality of amateur productions in my area has gone up and up over the past few years. This show was no exception as it was very well staged and kept us guessing who the murderer could possibly be up until the very last minute. The set, sound and lighting were very good and the cast members performed with confidence being very careful not to pick up each other’s vibes. All eleven performers came over as very different characters, each one an unusual personality in his or her own right. There were a number of deaths on stage and each one was totally convincing in both the way they died and the fact that they were dead. It is very difficult to pick out individuals for their performances as they all maintained their personalities so well throughout but I must mention Liz McNally, Richard Greenhorn, and Bernard Taylor as they were exceptional as was the director who managed to move a great many performers around the stage without ever allowing them to upstage each other. No small effort with such a large cast and a small stage. My congratulations to them all.
Jose Harrison. Noda Rep. Dist. 9.
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