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Maria Marten or The Murder in the Red Barn

November 2002

by Tim Burgess


William Corder - Robert Mills

Maria Marten - Louise Morin

Mr Marten - Harold Revill

Dame Marten - Sheila Wall

Anne Marten - Angela Wallwork

Tim Bobbin - Toby Mottershead

Ayusha the Gypsy - Maggie Butt

Mark, Gypsy lad - Ben Palmer

Flat Catcher - Cass Thorne

Tober Sloper - Roger Matthewson

Ellie - Rose Gander

Pharos Lee - Gordon Halliday

Thomas - Tini Kay

Villagers - Peter King, Graham Ward, Rose Gander, Cally Pettit, Chris Williams & Tini Kay

Master of Ceremonies - Tim Burgess

Production Team:

Piano - Ron Murray

Guest Vocalist - Selena Morgan

Percussion - Joe Hodges

Director - Tim Burgess

Design - Phil Keen

Costumes - Isla Morgan

Lighting - Stuart Yerrell

Follow Spot Operator - Aleksis Gailans

Prompt - Jean Halliday

Stage Manager - John Garrigan

Assistant Stage Manager - Bernard Matthews

Front of House Manager - Lynn Trout


From Estuary News (Preview):

The Matthews Hall will be transformed into the Red Barn

When we look back at our productions we are surprised at the range of things we have produced. Our next production is something different again - Maria Martin and the Red Barn. This is a traditional piece, with no ascribed author but can loosely he described as a Victorian melodrama.

The play is set around 1820 in the pre-Victorian period. Apart from the usual elements of the villain who eventually gets his come-uppance and the wronged village maiden, there is also a lot of comedy within the play. There will be live music and dancing. The Matthews Hall will be transformed into the Red Barn. Chairs will he set around tables, music hall style, and we have arranged a bar just in case you fancy a little something while you watch!

We are lucky that we have been able to welcome many different producers to the Company. Maria Martin is produced by Tim Burgess - his first production for us although he has been an enthusiastic member for some years. We can probably still recruit a few gypsies, so if the mood takes you, let me know!

- Reviewed by: Jean Halliday


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