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.

Next Production: November 2012

We are in the process of selecting the next play, it will be a thriller or whodunnit. More information to follow as it becomes available.

Lewdown Victory Hall:  22nd – 24th November 2012.

You can find the rehearsal schedule here as it becomes available.

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