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Night Watch
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Lucille Fletcher
Oct 2003

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Tudor Players production of "Night Watch" by Lucille Fletcher, this October, was very well received by audience and critics alike.

The play is difficult in that the lead actors have long, demanding parts, displaying an intense variety of emotions.

Judith Wade and the perpetually youthful Tony Webb were up to the task and have rightfully received commendations for their performances, as indeed have the rest of the cast.

Edwina Gascoyne directed and we trust that she is very proud in her second foray into the world of direction.

In addition the set was a problem - lots of money and style and an enormous window through which Judith could see the murder being committed. The window was a lot larger than any of our flats and we therefore had a very real problem.

Just to make life difficult, we ended up with two huge windows, one for the murder and one for the New York skyline!

In 2003 we have produced three very different plays - "Habeas Corpus", "On Golden Pond" and now "Night Watch" - but all to a very high standard.

Last year we won The Dimberline Cup (for the best average marks over three plays) in the SADATA Full-Length Play Awards. Let us hope we can do the same again this year.

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Cast
Backstage
Elaine Wheeler Judith Wade
John Wheeler Tony Webb
Helga Carolyn Heslop
Vanelli Ric Waterhouse
Curtis Appleby David Bramah
Blanche Cooke Andrea Howard
Lieutenant Walker Brian Parker
Dr Tracey Lake Abbie McGrail
Sam Hoke Peter Howard

Director Edwina Gascoyne
Set Design Peter Howard
Set Construction Bryan Ashcroft
Peter Howard
John Jakins
Nick Martin
Stage Manager Peter Howard
Lighting John Jakins
Sound Bryan Ashcroft
Properties Caroyn Heslop
Members of Tudor
Continuity Abbie McGrail
Members of the cast
Front of House Martyn Jones
Members of Tudor
Ticket Secretaries Arthur Jakins
Joan Jakins