Production 60 Murder Mistaken

Murder MistakenBy Janet Green

Performed on Thu 27th to Sat 29th August and Thu 3rd to Sat 5th September 1970 at The Astor Theatre

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Emmie Alison Reynolds
Monica Bare Dorrie Sherwin
Philip Mortimer Julian Grenville
Edward Bare Alex Thomson
Freda Jefferies Thelma Faulkner
Charlotte Young Doreen Robertson

Cast of Murder Mistaken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Murder Mistaken

Cast of Murder Mistaken

There’s no mystery about the crime in Murder Mistaken at the Astor Theatre, Deal – the audience see it committed in the very first scene. Murder Mistaken is being presented by The Guild Players again tonight, Friday and Saturday, and it is well worth a visit – for it is sound theatrical entertainment. The play, by Janet Green, is a little contrived and has a few dull moments, but these are easily passed over by the Director Julian Grenville, who quickly builds up a tense atmosphere. Murder Mistaken is a personal triumph for Alex Thomson, as a paranoic who murders the old lady he had married for money – only to find the cash tied up in trusts. Alex Thomson gives a consummate performance as the deluded young man. Every mannerism, each nervous habit, so naturally played. It is easily one of the best amateur characterisations seen in Deal for years. Alison Reynolds made a sympathetic skivvie of the old school, and Dorrie Sherwin hits just the right mood with her portrayal of the old lady. It is a pity she had to go in the first scene. Julian Grenville was competent as a lawyer. It was a part that demanded little. I found Thelma Faulkner brought a well calculated slice of cynicism into the story as a barmaid who becomes the second wife, Doreen Robinson added a degree of mystery until her identity as the dead woman’s sister is established. I found Murder Mistaken good entertainment: easy to understand and simple in its approach to major crime.

Tony Arnold

Production Team

Production Team

Director Julian Grenville
Stage Director Doris Cohen
Stage Managers Linda Jewson & Mollie Fitzgerald
Wardrobe Joyce Jewson
Lighting Effects Arthur Laffar
Décor Guild Players Members
Front of House Conrad Sherwin, Vera Eckersley & Clare Bradshaw

Cast of Murder Mistaken