2009-2010-Night Watch

Night Watch

by Lucille Fletcher. Performed 17th-21st November 2009.



Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved – Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga – all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

This is the first play of our 41st season at Powys Theatre and the societies 75th Anniversary. We are proud of our history and the standard of the productions that we have maintained over the years and we hope you enjoy this performance.

Cast & Crew

The Cast
Elaine Wheeler Barbara Stephens
John Wheeler Martin Jones
Helga Heather Hughes
Vanelli Craig Harris
Curtis Appleby Frank Capener
Blanche Cooke Susan James
Lieutenant Walker Jason Ellis
Dr. Tracey Lake Jackie Barnes
Sam Hoke Clive Bundy
Play directed by Marjorie Meredith
Set Design Philip Lumsden
Set construction Jan Fursier, Lyndon Clark, David Lumb, John Barnes, Tony Maher, Mike Beal, Neil Lowe, Calum Jones, Betty Maddocks, Emma Capener.
Scenic Artist Philip Lumsden
Costumes Amy Atkins assisted by Danielle Bundy
Props Gaynor Tinker and Mary Turner
Lighting Jan Fursier
Sound Tony Maher
Prompt Gillian Thorpe
Stage Manager Lyndon Clark
Front Of House
FOH Manager John Barnes
FOH Duties Members of the Society
Kitchen Supervisor Sylvia Davies
Ticket Sales Venue Oriel Davies Gallery
Publicity Martin Jones, Jacob Capener

This amateur production was given by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Theatre Notes

Welcome to the first play of our 75th Season. Yes, believe it or not it is 75 years since our Amateur Society performed its first play in public. And it is 41 years since performances were held in this little theatre. The Society has come a very long way.

We are proud of our history and the standard of the productions that we have maintained over the years. We feel sure that you will find Marjori’s direction and the cast’s performance of this unusual American play will more than live up to that standard. It is a pleasure to welcome Clive and Craig as newcomers to our stage. We hope you all have a very enjoyable evening and thank you for your continuing support.

75th celebratory events will be taking palce during the season and will be fully publicised nearer the time.

On a personal note I am honoured to take over the Chairmanship of the Society from Martin Jones and extend my and the Society’s graditude for all the hard work that Martin has put in over the last 11 years – a very hard act to follow. We wish Martin an enjoyable rest period!

Jan Fursier (Chairman)