Spring Production 1991 - "Nightmare" by Norman Robbins
Doris Maecham Sheila McKenzie Director Muriel Taylor
Katherine Willis Joy Scherer
Dr Andrew Thorne Theo Bucher 5/6/7/8 March 1991
Michael Willis Rupert Dell Bäumlihof Gymnasium
Raymond Shapley Oscar Baldomero
Marion Bishop Diana Zuger Programme
Laura Vinnecombe Joan Kuster
Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romatic novels, is dying. Katherine Willis, a kind soul from the nearby village, looks after Marion in a most caring way, while coping with her mentally retarded young brother. When Katherine takes leave to attend her cousin's wedding in Scotland, Laura, an experienced nurse from London, comes to take care of the failing writer on the recommendation of the local doctor. A series of mysterious telephone calls and the appearance of Raymond, Marion's rapacious nephew, set off a nightmare situation which becomes increasingly complicated when Katherine's brother is found dead in a ditch. Deceit, suspicion, blackmail and incrimination are subtly woven into a web of crime which is completed by a dramatic confrontation scene just before an ingenious twist brings a surprising close.
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of Marion Bishop's home, Moor View, an isolated house on the edge of Barrowdale Moor.