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March Production 1986 - "Night Must Fall" by Emlyn William


Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall

12/13/14 March 1986

Venue: Gymnasium Bäumlihof, Basel


Director: Richard Levitt


Cast of Characters:

The Lord Chief Justice,   by Bob Billington

Mrs Bramson,                by Doreen Richter

Olivia Grayne, her niece  by marriage   by Cynthia Baer

Hubert Laurie,     by Norman Koeth

Nurse Libby,     by Margaret Robertson

Mrs Terence, Mrs Bramsons cook   by Diana Zuger

Dora Parkoe, her maid    by Monica Jaeger

Inspector Belsize   by Graham Simons

Dan       by Chris Widmer

The Proloque and the Epilogue takes place in the Court of Criminal Appeal, the action of the play takes place in the sitting-room of "Forest Corner", Mrs Bramson's bungalow in Essex.

Dan, a bell hop who arrives at the Bramson bungalow, has already murdered one woman and there is little doubt that he will soon murder another: the aged Mrs. Bramson herself. He skillfully insinuates himself into her affections while attempting to seduce her suspicious niece Olivia from exposing his diabolical intentions. And though she professes loathing, Olivia is attracted and fascinated by Dan. Fatally.



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