Salterton Drama Club’s Victorian thriller

PUBLISHED: 16:04 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:41 09 April 2010

Sue-Claire Morris and Fay Hamilton are set to take lead roles in the Salterton Drama Club s Victorian thriller Ladies in Retirement, by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham at the Salterton Playhouse from Monday, April 7 - Saturday, April 12 at 7.30pm.

Sue-Claire Morris and Fay Hamilton are set to take lead roles in the Salterton Drama Club's Victorian thriller Ladies in Retirement, by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham at the Salterton Playhouse from Monday, April 7 - Saturday, April 12 at 7.30pm.

This will be a welcome return for Sue-Claire who last appeared at the Salterton Playhouse two years ago in the popular Francis Durbridge thriller Suddenly at Home, directed by SDC Chairman Tony Goodwin, who also directs Ladies in Retirement. She is cast as retired actress Miss Fiske.

Fay Hamilton will be taking her third lead role in four productions, having played Townswomen's Guild Chairman Mrs Reece in the Farndale Murder Mystery in September. Fay plays Ellen Creed, a gentlewoman who has fallen upon hard times acting as housekeeper to Miss Fiske and burdened with two crazy sisters.

The sisters, Miss Emily and Miss Louisa, are played by Jenny Bowden and Diana Nicholls. Their roguish nephew, Albert (Richard Gomme), and Miss Fiske's maid Lucy (Karen Bazeley) uncover a grim murder. Christine Tyler completes the cast of this period piece as a Nun from a nearby convent.

Tickets, £6, are available from Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre, Fore Street. Telephone (01395) 445275.

Roger Simmonds

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