The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975


Spring Production 1991 - "Nightmare" by Norman Robbins

Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, is dying. Katharine 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 in 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 become 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.



Marion Bishop – Diana Zuger

Doris Meacham – Sheila McKenzie

Dr Andrew Thorne – Theo Bucher

Raymond Shapely – Oscar Baldomero

Katherine Willis – Joy Scherer

Gareth – Rupert Dell

Michael Willis – Rupert Dell

Director: Muriel Taylor

Venue: Gymnasium Bäumlihof Basel

5/6/7/8 March 1991



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