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Comedy thriller for Thurrock Courts Players' next outing
12:00pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
THURROCK Courts players are taking on a comedy thriller for their next outing at the Thameside Theatre in Grays.
The amateur dramatics group will perform Norman Robbins’ A Tomb With a View from Thursday, October 11, to Saturday, October 13.
A spokesman for Courts said: “In a sinister old library, a dusty lawyer reads the will, presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced, mad-eyed old man, and a sinister looking family – one member
has werewolf tendencies, another thinks he is Julius Caesar, a third is a gentle elderly lady who plants more than seeds in her flower garden.
“By the third act there are more corpses than live members left in the cast, and what about the sympathetic nurse and the author of romantic novels – are they all, or more, than they seem to
“All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.”
The play is being directed by Martyn Williams, and stars Vic Grays as Penworthy, John Scowen as Lucien, Jenny Lee as Dora, Jill Snelling as Emily, and Trevor Povey as Marcus.
Jayne Jones will take on the role of Agatha, Mary Bloss as Freda, David Carey will play Perry, and Karen Reeves will become Monica.
The Grays-based Thurrock Courts Players was founded in 1965, and is a member of Thurrock Arts Society.
There are around 30 members of the group, who all help with tasks such as costumes, props, and scenery.
Each performance of A tomb With a View will start at 7.45pm.
Tickets are £10, reduced to £8 for senior citizens and children under 16.
To book, pop into the Thameside Theatre Box Office in Orsett Road, call 0845 300 5264, or go online to www.thurrock,gov.uk/theatre .