By Norman Robbins


Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, is dying. Katherine Willis, kind soul from the nearby village, looks after Marion in a most caring way while coping with her own mentally challenged brother of twenty. When Katherine takes leave to attend her cousin’s wedding in Scotland. Laura and experienced nurse from London comes to take care of the failing writer, on the recommendation of the local doctor. A series of mysterious phone 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 murdered 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.



Name Role
Helena Lockett-Soule Director
Penny Griffin Marion Bishop
Rachel Schofield Doris Meacham
Ben McCarthy Michael (Doris’ nephew)
Sophie Longmire Katherine
Kevin Clarke Dr Andrew Thorne
Rebecca Crampton Laura Winnecombe
Stephen Claxon Raymond Shaply

Past Production

This show ran from 3rd May 2017 - 10th May 2017.


Rossendale Players
69 Burnley Road East
Waterfoot, Lancashire

Back to top of page