A Double Bill at The Lewdown Victory Hall June 2013

We have two comedy plays for your entertainment starting Thursday 6th  June 2013, playing again on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th with the curtain going up at 7.30pm on all three evenings at the Victory Hall, Lewdown.

During the interval we will be serving a FISH & CHIP SUPPER and you get all this for just £11 each!

Our first play is “WIFE REQUIRED” by Falkland L. Carey and Philip King. This is a farce in One Act, set in the 1950’s. Our second offering is “NONE THE WISER” by Anthony Booth and is set in a convent in the early 1970’s. Again this is an hilarious comedy and of course it will not be “CONVENTional”?

Book your tickets early as we are limited for space and we wouldn’t want you to miss the delightful supper and great entertainment! Ring Mary Jordan (01837 871220) or Pam Ingham (01566 784824).

Play Reading 12th February 2013 @ 7:30pm

Venue: Victory Hall, Lewdown
Date: 12th February 2013
Time: 7:30pm

We will be reading two one act plays with a view to performing them at the beginning of June.

A decision as to whether we proceed with this will be based on those who turn up, so please come along, we need to put on another production soon!


Red Spider Company Christmas Dinner: Friday 30th November 2012

Our next Christmas Meal will be held at:

Newhouse Farm,
St. Stephens,
Cornwall PL15 8JX

Friday 30th November at 7.00pm(?)

Would you please bring your own preferred alcoholic drinks to have with the meal, Cowslip can only provide soft drinks. However, coffee and tea are included.

2 Courses – £19.50 / 3 Courses – £25.50.

Please send your menu choices with a cheque for the full amount to Alison Crawford (Barn House, Heale, Launceston PL15 9QX) no later than Friday 16th November.

The Menu

Complimentary Mulled Apple Juice on arrival


Antipasti – Milano Salami, Feta stuffed bell peppers ,Olives,
Anchovy Banderilles & Rosemary Focaccia
Local Smoked Bacon, Cornish Blue Cheese & Rocket Salad in a Tortilla Basket
Duck & Orange Paté with a Runner Bean Chutney
Goat‛s Cheese & Cranberry Tartlets
Mushroom & Spinach Pots
Soup of the Day with Crusty Bread


Traditional Roast Turkey with Cranberry sauce, Bacon Rolls & Stuffing
Baked Gammon Steak cooked in Cider with Cumberland sauce
with Homemade Spicy Potato Wedges
Beef & Mushroom Casserole with a Cheese Scone
Salmon & Pesto En Croute served with Avocado & Coriander Salsa
Chard, Feta & Bulger Wheat Filo Parcels served with homemade Hummus &
Roasted Vegetables
(All served with fresh vegetables)


Homemade Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard
Frangipane Mince Pie with Brandy Cream
Lemon Tart with Clotted Cream
Brandysnap basket with Mixed Ice Cream
Platter of Fresh Fruit
Selection of Westcountry Cheeses & Biscuits


2 Courses – £19.50 / 3 Courses – £25.50 – Coffee/Tea & Mints included

All made with fresh local or organic ingredients
Soft drinks available – please feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages and crackers!

In Memory of Jack Hayer


It is sad to report that Jack Hayer died peacefully on September 7th 2012, aged 72 years. I have only known Jack since approximately 2001, but have got to know him much better over the last 7-8 years.

In 2006 the village of Bratton Clovelly put on the Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Without Jack’s unending assistance with the Staging and Scenery, we would never have done it. From there, Jack went on to assist greatly with the Red Spider production that same year of “Like A Buoy”. After all his sterling work, Jack became a regular helper with the staging of the many Red Spider productions since.

In November 2010, he helped greatly with the special scenery for “Hollywood Comes to West Devon” and then again in the summer of 2011, Red Spider needed Jacks invaluable services to produce a table that would collapse when required, which he did most successfully. In the same production we even managed to get Jack to tread the boards. I don’t think anyone will forget that “cackle”!

At the beginning of 2012, Jacks health was not good, but he was very determined to put in an appearance to watch the Red Spider production of Cinderella and to meet with the many friends he had made within the company. It was a delight to see him there, holding court as everyone wished him well.

My lasting memory of Jack will be of him telling me off, in his “polite way”, for not using the right tool for the job or going up the ladder without securing it properly!!

JACK HAYER will be very sadly missed by all his friends in Red Spider and our sincerest wishes go to his daughter Victoria.

Mike Ingham  –  Red Spider Company

The Univited at Lewdown Victory Hall

Due to casting problems we have had to postpone the production of The Uninvited in November. This is very unfortunate as the cast have already put so much work into rehearsals. However we are rescheduling for March next year (2013). More information to follow as soon as we have cast and dates confirmed.

Our next production, The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, is a ghost story and mystery play.

The performances will be from Thursday 22nd till Saturday 24th of November 2012 at the Victory Hall, Lewdown, Larry Girling will Direct.

Ticket information will be available soon.

Seeking to escape the demands of London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price from crusty Commander Brooke, the village curmudgeon. The reason is soon apparent: the house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed by the parlor window. Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense the evil spirit that still inhabits the house, announcing its presence with a sudden, bone-chilling cold.

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