Theatre Club Ends Summer Run Tonight

It’s the last night of the St Mary’s Theatre Club summer play, Murder in Company, tonight.

In line with the general fall in visitor numbers, full houses have been less frequent than in previous years, but director and producer Kevin Leeman says he hopes there’ll be a large audience this evening.

And this year’s production has thrown up some challenges.

The first recruitment drive failed to find enough auditionees then one of the cast, Maureen Carter, had to leave the production for family reasons. Her role was taken by Bryony Lishman, who was unable to rehearse with the cast as the production was underway.

Kevin says he was impressed with Bryony’s achievement and is pleased that there have been some new performers this year.

The show has played to hundreds of people over its 14-show run and Kevin says he’s happy how the production has been received.

After the show tonight, the company will thank Owen Groombridge. Owen, a former theatre club chairman and award-winning set-builder is leaving Scilly to relocate to Plymouth.

From Radio Scilly

Kevin Leeman discusses this year’s production

Kevin says they’ll soon be turning their attention to arranging the Winter pantomime, but plans for next year’s summer show will depend on the Council. Plans to refurbish the Town Hall may restrict the size and frequency of the show.