The Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Great amateur theatre, right in the heart of Preston

PRESTON DRAMA CLUB present

EDITH IN THE DARK

A Mystery/Thriller by Philip Meeks, directed by Stella Judson

 

2nd to 5th November 2016

 

Before Edith Nesbit became famous for her children's stories, she made family ends meet writing horror stories, gory stories with unhappy endings.

 

It's Christmas Eve and a young girl has collapsed in the hallway at Edith's Christmas party. She has been carried upstairs with the help of a handsome young stranger. He just happened to be passing the open street door, hoping to catch a glimpse of the celebrated children's author. Edith is not in the mood to be festive. She invites the stranger to hear a reading, not of the 'Railway Children', but of her horror stories: just the thing for Christmas Eve. He is not keen, but is drawn in, along with Biddy, Edith's housekeeper - who knows all about horror and untimely death. As she says in between sinking several cups of hot punch, "I've had encounters of my own you know . . ."

 

"Highly original" The Guardian

 

"A superbly written new play... a devilishly good idea" The Stage

 

"A delicate balance of tongue-in-cheek and heart-in-mouth" The Public Reviews

 

Cast

Edith

Bethany Flanagan

Mr G

Christian Powlesland

Biddy

Janet Dawson