Cards on the Table

Date 29th May 2015
Society Saxilby Drama Circle
Venue Saxilby Village Hall
Type of Production play
Director Richard Kort

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Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

This Agatha Christie 'whodunnit' was new to me. As anticipated the plot was full of red herrings and misunderstandings. The set was wonderful, for it had to show no fewer than five different homes; a monumental feat of design, decoration and dressing. The fourteen-strong members of the cast all suited their roles admirably. Mark Stoneham made an excellent Superintendant Battle with Scott Ward, Pam Burnett, Chloe Bridge and Adrian Pick equally believable as his four main suspects. David Makepeace [Sgt O'Connor], Al Barnsley as the original murder vistim and Rachel Mitchell as an amateur sleuth, Ariadne Oliver, made their marks on this tale and those with lesser roles were fine, too. The thirties costumes were very suitable for the era in which it was set. This was an excellent production with the technical aspects in very capable hands. Most entertaining.