Deadly Nightcap - performed March 2001

By Francis Durbridge

Performed with the kind permission of Samuel French - London

Produced and Directed by Roger Licence
Assistant to Director - Mel Evans


(in order of appearance)

Sarah Radford Caroline Kobielssz
Jack Radford Adrian Bolton
Edward Donnington Chris Bush
Kate Warren Amanda Rowe
Arnold Boston Gordon Prior
Lucy Baker Mary Powell
Geoffrey Curtis Mike Johansen
Anna Truman Rebecca Acott
Dr. Maurice Young Lester Pearse
Cliff Jordon John Roberts

Production Team

Bruce Emeny, Maurice Barber, Kevan Porter, Jenny Rollings, Caroline Kobielusz, Roger Licence, Ray Streames, Gloria Streames, Lester Pearse, Kerry King.

The Play

In Deadly Nightcap Durbridge gives us a heady cocktail of deceived wife, treacherous husband, compliant lover and handsome inspector, served with an abundance of twists, turns and red herrings! The wealthy Sarah Radford and husband Jack appear to be a happy and affectionate couple until Jack's plot to murder his wife and inherit all is revealed. A plot that goes devastatingly wrong! Enter the charming Inspector Cliff Jordan, a man of insight and perception, but will his investigative skill be distracted by his attraction to the main suspect? Almost everyone has a motive for murder.....but who is the real killer and why? A theatrical twist at the end will reveal all!


... The leading role is taken by the accomplished Caroline Kobielusz. On stage for most of the time, Caroline indeed gives a faultless and outstanding performance. Adrian Bolton gives the sort of performance regulars to the Manifest have come to expect from him and Mary Powell is excellent as the housekeeper. The set for this production is bright and particularly attractive, the only pity is some of the dresses are rather frumpy, but otherwise the play, produced and directed by Roger Licence, provides another very enjoyable evenings entertainment.

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