The Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Great amateur theatre, right in the heart of Preston



A dark comedy by Eric Chappell, directed by David Brandwood-Spencer


24th to 27th May 2017


Walter Bryce enlists the services of the anonymous Vincent, a travelling salesman for the euthanasia organisation 'Exodus'. Vincent naturally assumes that Walter is to be his subject, but soon realises that it is Celia, Walter's wife, who is the intended client.


But why are all her suicide notes type written and why are none of them signed? And how does Walter's young, attractive and forceful secretary fit into the plot?


Several attempts to do away with various characters result in multiple poisonings of a rubber plant. Will anyone actually drink the potion?


Stand by for a hilarious evening's entertainment by this brilliant comedy playwright.


The play enjoyed a highly successful tour of the UK in 1984, with George Cole playing the part of Vincent.



Walter Bryce

Peter Howarth


Dennis Yardley


Ruth Fraser

Celia Bryce

Christine Miller


Dominic Dwyer



Ticket prices Wednesday £8 & £7, Thursday to Saturday £9 & £8


All evening performances begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) unless otherwise stated.


Free parking is available for patrons on the evening of a show, in the Trinity Square car park opposite The Playhouse. A pass, available from the Box Office, must be displayed.