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Clue: On Stage

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

October 6, 7, 8, & 9 + mat 2021

Clue: On Stage

based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
written by Sandy Rustin

  • additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price
  • based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
  • based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
  • original music by Michael Holland

Directed by Julian Batstone
Assistant Director Susanne Crosby


2021 BHAC Full Length Drama Competition


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“seriousness, tomfoolery and excellent drama.”

– The Brighton Source –

Cast

Guy Steddon – Wadsworth

Emily Dennett – Yvette

Jacqueline Harper – Miss Scarlett

Tanya Lyons – Mrs Peacock

Susanne Crosby – Mrs White

Matt Arnold – Colonel Mustard

Dan Dryer – Professor Plum

Luke Mepham – Mr Green

Andrea Jones – Cook & Telegram girl

Giles Newlyn-Bowmer – Mr Boddy, Motorist & Chief of Police

Paul Holden – Unexpected Cop

 

Production Crew

Stage ManagerGaby Bowring

Deputy Stage ManagerJohn Garland

Lighting Design & OperationMartin Oakley

Sound DesignJulian Batstone

Sound DesignBob Ryder

Sound OperationBrian Jones

Stage CrewPeter Joyce

WardrobeMaggi Pierce

WardrobeCherry Fraser

PropertiesDi Tidzer

PropertiesDoffey Reid

Set Design & ConstructionSue Chaplin

Set Design & ConstructionDave Comber

Set Design & ConstructionMargaret Davy

Set Design & ConstructionNigel Goldfinch

Set Design & ConstructionCarl Gray

Set Design & ConstructionMike King

Set Design & ConstructionSue Netley

Set Design & ConstructionGary Walker

Poster, Flyer & Programme Cover Artwork & DesignJudith Berrill

Promotional FilmPhil Nair-Brown

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicitySuse Crosby

PublicityPeter Joyce

ProgrammeSuse Crosby

Photography Miles Davies

Programme Note #1: Clue: On Stage
Welcome to a new Wick season and for many of you welcome back to the theatre. It is so good to be physically back on stage and we have a great show for the opening of our 2021/2022 season.

Back in the spring, we had no idea whether we would be able to put on a play in October, but we wantewd it to be a good one. So when Suse, my producer, said she had just seen that Clue: On Stage was available I jumped at the chnace to direct it.

The show is based on the 1985 film Clue which in turn is based on the board game Cluedo, called Clue in America.  It has since become a classic and firm favourite of many.  The play has all the usual suspects, weapons and rooms and while the film had 3 different endings with differet cinemas showing different ones, the play is slightly different…and what really happened, is for for you to decide.

The play is set in 1950s America.  It is worth noting this is at the height of McCarthyism and the Red Scare,  By definition, MyCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason wihtout proper regard for evidence.  How aprops. No?

My thanks go to the hughely talented cast, and equally brilliant crew.  A special thanks to Suse Crosby who signed on to help me even before we had a show and supported me throughout.

Along the way, we learnt to rehease outside, invented blended rehearsaing through a mixture of online and in person and we have laughed non stop. 

All you have to do now is work out who did it.Enjoy