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The Unexpected Guest


Agatha Christie

Directed by Steve Williamson
assisted by Celia Bonner

1st - 4th July, 2010

Agatha Christie in the open-air at Gawsworth.

On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks illegally. He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Warwick's wife, Laura, holding a gun that supposedly killed him. Despite the murder being obvious, and overwhelming evidence pointing towards it, Starkwedder does not believe she killed him, and she soon tells him she's innocent.

The two decide to place the blame on an enemy from the past, MacGregor, a man whose son was run over by Richard while he was drunk. As the story progresses, the two fake the fact that they were just finding out about the murder, and others in the house are introduced...

Laura Warwick Alexandra Johnson
Michael Starkwedder Mark Jephcott
Miss Bennett Celia Bonner
Jan Warwick Adam Peerbaccus
Mrs Warwick Belinda Coghlan
Henry Angell Geoff Bird
Sergeant Cadwallader Charlie Cook
Inspector Thomas Ian Cole
Julian Farrar David Reynolds
Stage Manager Ian McBride
ASMs Liz Cook
Linda Batson
Wardrobe Carole Holmes
and a Green Room team
Properties Emma Toms
Sound Steve Williamson
Lighting John Slevin
Bruce Williams
Prompt Adele Taylor
Programme Photography Bruce Williams