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Dead Guilty

Dead Guilty

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By Richard Harris

Dead Guilty is the third in our season of plays by the acclaimed writer Richard Harris. After the previous two plays, Visiting Hour and Outside Edge that we have presented, this play shows the yet another side of Richard Harris's work. Dead Guilty is both a drama and a sinister exercise in characterisation.

Julia has been injured in a car accident. The driver was killed after suffering a heart attack at the wheel. While recovering at her home Julia is visited by her counsellor, her handyman and the widow of the driver of the car. As the play progresses it is obvious that someone is causing Julia to become distressed and increasingly desperate, with appalling consequences.

This amateur production of 'Dead Guilty' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.

Richard Harris - born 1934, is a prolific British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre and Target. He has helped to create several outstanding programmes including Adam Adamant Lives! and Shoestring. In 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for Outside Edge, a programme he had originated as a stage play which we will be featuring as the second in our season of his plays.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

by Alan Frayn

 Directed by Dick Langridge

This is the pantomime! For anyone who has lived on another planet for the last five hundred years Sleeping Beauty is the ever-fascinating tale of a young Princess whose precocious behaviour ends up with a pricked finger and a very long sleep. During the time it takes to wake her up there is chaos and lunacy and general mucking about culminating in the handsome Prince Alexander doing the decent thing and giving her a wake-up call in the traditional manner of a smooch and, in true traditional style, they all live happily ever after.