Production 92 Love From a Stranger

Love From a StrangerBy Frank Vosper, Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie

 

Performed on Mon 14th to Sat 19th February 1977 at The Little Theatre
In aid of Funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Group

 

The Cast

The Cast

Louise Garrard Dorothy Whitelock
Mavis Wilson Rebecca Cobb
Cecily Harrington Ann Newson
Bruce Lovell Peter Ashton
Nigel Lawrence Peter Bowers
Hodgson Conrad Sherwin
Ethel Judy Wilson
Dr. Gribble John Stewart

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Love From a Stranger

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Gripping Thriller

Frank Vosper, that doyen of British theatre in the 1930s would have been proud of Peter Ashton had he seen him in The Guild Players production of Love from a Stranger last week. Vosper adapted this play for himself from an Agatha Christie story and was one of the big London successes in 1936. Peter Ashton was excellent as the murderer intent upon another victim, as was Ann Newson as the young woman who confronts him – and outwits him. There was pleasant light relief from Conrad Sherwin as a handyman and Judy Wilson as the maid. Both turned in superb cameos, making the most of every laugh situation. I liked the acting debut of Rebecca Cobb, who gave depth to a secondary character, and looked most attractive. Another Players debut came from John Stewart, cast as a country doctor, and this was another solid performance. Joan Stewart is very much an acquisition at a time when there are few men to take parts. I hope to see him in many forthcoming productions. Peter Bowers was well cast as the young man home from a far-flung outpost of the Empire, and Dorothy Whitelock was in character. Gordon Crier, the Director, and captured well the period of pre-war days.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Gordon Crier
Front of House Alan Cresswell
Stage Director George Clemmy
Stage Managers Mark Bell, Clare Bradshaw & Lorraine Stevenson
Set Design Tony Kilshawe, Arthur Birch & George Clemmy
Lighting, Music & Effects Nick Tigwell & Arthur Laffar
Buffet Vera Eckersley
Box Office Peggy Crier

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