November 2017

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society (alias KCA Players)

by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr.

Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on the night and the ladies of the FAHETG Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines are forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment combining a Film and Fashion Show, a Murder Mystery Quiz and their production of the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor". The crunch comes in the denouement when the "murderer", about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. However, Mrs Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.


June 2017

by Eric Chappell

Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find that your house has been burgled. In this witty thriller, the culprit is still in the house and, for a while, he convinces the returning couples that he is a policeman. Unmasked as the thief, Spriggs reveals that he knows a number of uncomfortable truths that disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formerly strong friendship.


March 2017

Snake In The Grass

by Alan Ayckbourn

Miriam has cared for her demanding father in the family home during his last years with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice.  On Father's death, Miriam's older sister, handsome, divorced Annabel, comes home after spending over thirty years in Tasmania to find that Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her.  Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has sacked her and is intent upon blackmail, having evidence, she says, that Miriam did away with the old man.  Scatty Miriam and tough Annabel join forces against Alice and the blackmailer's body is soon hurtling down the well, but all does not end there.......


November 2016

Wife After Death

By Eric Chappell

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects.  There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane.  Dave's widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog.  An unfamiliar woman who has turned up in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations about his dubious past and recent philandering end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves of they ever knew the "real" Dave.
Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave's ashes.  The atmosphere is tense and Kevin is wearing a controversial tie, but as more truths are revealed, even from the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh.


June 2016

Summer End

By Eric Chappell

Set in the Summer End Retirement Home, this play combines the elements of a murder-mystery with a touching and funny character study of two old ladies whose early mutual mistrust gradually changes into friendship as they face suspicion and adversity together.


March 2016

Deliver Us From Evil

By J D Robins

Ben Seaton is the new rector of Wychcombe Magna and is slowly gaining acceptance with the locals.  His wife Diana feels decidedly out of place and even rather threatened as a strange woman, Jessy, keeps walking into the house without any invitation and the church bells suddenly ring at odd times.  When a statue is vandalized and a placard depicting a swastika is found in the graveyard, Diana's uneasiness escalates.  Then the unthinkable happens - there is a murder at the rectory.  Skeletons surface from the village's recent past - the death of a young girl, the involvement of a local man in a bullion robbery - and it becomes apparent that not everyone in the village is who they say they are.  And then a second person is attacked...


Nov 2015

Caramba’s Revenge

By William Norfolk

A highly entertaining and ingenious black comedy.


Four elderly ladies have been sharing their lives in Violet's rented house, pooling their pension books and sharing chores. After a mugging Violet dies, but Marge, Lottie and Doris omit to tell the authorities and leave Violet's body peacefully in the cemetery. However, Violet's granddaughter, Ronnie, arrives from Australia in search of her relative ...

June 2015

Dead Guilty

By Richard Harris

An intriguing and powerful revenge thriller.

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March 2015

The Love Nest

By Raymond Hopkins

David & Janet Thompson were deeply in love when they married thirty-two years ago. That was until Janet’s mother moved in with them. In a last attempt to save the marriage, the couple return to the guest house where they spent their honeymoon, but this is doomed from the beginning. The mother-in-law decides to come with them and upsets everybody. David is pursued by an overzealous waitress, a frustrated newly-wed and an admirer from the past. Will true love win through in the end? Only Tyson, the mouse, has the answer.

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November 2014

Day Of Reckoning

By Pam Valentine

The summer fete committee of a typical British village meets on a cold January night. As committee protocol gives way to bickering and gossip, we begin to see the personalities of those present - Ethel, who knows everything about everyone; Pauline, the long-suffering vicar’s wife; Gloria, exhausted by caring for her elderly mother; horsey Marjorie who is very attentive to the shy teacher, Angela; elderly Mavis who chooses when to observe and when to play senile and Sally, the brisk army wife. Much innuendo abounds around the vicar whose faith is in question and who enjoys more than his share of the communion wine. Thus the tip of the iceberg is presented, but it is during and after the fete, that the secrets and the hidden agendas of the “ordinary” people unravel. Much has happened to everyone six months on, not all of it predictable. The cathartic events of the fete are with humour and pathos.


June 2014


By David Tristram

Set in a Leicester police station, this comedy revolves around a man who has lost his memory, or has he? The truth is hard to define as the plot twists and turns.

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March 2014

Bone Chiller

By Monk Ferris

A country house murder mystery, when several guests die at the reading of an eccentric uncle’s will.

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November 2013

Out of Focus

By Peter Gordon

An unfortunate over-booking of the Church Hall results in a gathering of a wonderful mix of local characters, ranging from Evonne, the nervous Vicar's wife, to Leonard, a man intent on delivering a talk on steam locomotives to anyone who will listen! Eventually they all unite to produce a pantomime but, as rehearsals proceed, alliances are forged and switched as the opening night looms. Events culminate backstage after the final performance.

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