Photographs from the Headley Theatre Club's production of
'Secondary Cause of Death' by Peter Gordon, 22 & 23 October 2004

Info from the programme

Before we start —

Heat, Light and Sound

Let the audience in

The show begins —

8:03 - Kay as Lady Isadora

8:06 - Peter as the Pole with the wiglet

8:11 - John as an actor!

8:17 - Simon tries to enter

8:18 - Simon with his shooter

8:21a - Jo and Simon have a scissors moment

8:21b - Jo and John consider dressing

8:22a - Jo gives us a wiggle!

8:22b - Jo, John & Simon: 'Mr Blunkett, I presume?'

8:34a - Simon and John dancing in the doorway

8:34b - Wendy dying

8:34c - Wendy dead!

8:35 - Meeting of those who survive so far

8:36 - Jo at rest

8:47 - Mary makes her point

9:25 - The interlude

9:30 - Simon at it again

9:31a - Mavis at the despatch box

9:31b - Kay takes her leave

9:33 - Simon shaking hands

9:34 - Simon and Mary - one for the family album

9:35 - Simon and Karina have a conflab

9:40 - Jo discovered dead!

9:41 - Kay soothes Simon

9:54 - Peter post-vrooom!

10:02 - Kay tries to shoot John …

10:03 - … and having failed, tries the Candlestick

10:08 - Simon surveys Mavis and Mary

10:29 - John about to get his cum-uppance

10:30 - The cast take their bow


Programme

Synopsis

Secondary Cause of Death is the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Peter Gordon's hit comedy thriller Murdered to Death (which we performed in 1998).
It is now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for Colonel Craddock. But that's just the beginning.
Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an Army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture?
When Joan Maple's sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it's not long before Pratt's visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever!

Refreshment will be served during the Interval

Cast

Lady Isadora Pollock – Kay McGregor
Count Puchlik of Puszczykowo, a Polish gentleman – Peter Glinn
Colonel Charles Craddock, retired – John McGregor
Captain Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington, an ATS Officer – Karina Farnlucher
Cynthia Maple – Mavis Standing
Cardew Longfellow, a Thespian – John McGregor
Martha Armstrong, Housekeeper – Wendy Downs
Lily Tuthill, Cook – Mary Coyte
Inspector Pratt – Simon Coyte
Nurse Ann Parsley – Jo Levy

Scenes

ACT ONE
Afternoon
That Evening
Later the same evening
Fifteen minutes later

– INTERVAL –

ACT TWO
Several minutes later
Later that evening
Several minutes later
The following morning

Production Team

Producer – Rod Sharp
Director – Jill Turner
Stage Management – Paul Heath/Pru Harrold
Lighting/Sound – Paul Kosinski/Georgia Keen
Costumes – Dil Williamson
Set Construction – Paul Heath, Nick Webb, Simon Coyte, and members of the Club
Front of House Organisation – Nick Webb

Our thanks to LAMPS for loan of the set


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