Aug 2023

Dead Man’s Hand, by Seymour Matthews, played from Thu 17 – Sat 19 Aug 2023.

In this captivating murder mystery, two couples are lured to a remote Italian villa. As one of them is found dead, accusations start flying. With no phone signal and no help on its way, who will survive the night?

Production Gallery

Photography: Nigel Thomas


“The cast consisted of six fine actors … all of them worked so well together and really bonded, you could tell that they were enjoying performing … The set was outstanding.” – Paul Douglass, NODA

Audience Reactions

“It was brilliant, kept me guessing to the very end. Fantastic acting.”

“Really enjoyed it … great with all the twists and turns.”

“The acting was terrific and I enjoyed the story, I felt invested in the characters.”

“It was great to have a local production that wasn’t musical!”


Jennifer – Emma Davies-Doran
Brian – Steve Hayes
David – Chris Cooper
Corinne – Lydia Sanders
Franco – Alex Fraser
Pamela – Rachel Pinwell


Director – Chris Cooper
Assistant Director – Emma Davies-Doran
Stage Manager – James Skinner
Production Assistant – Laura King
Lighting & Sound Design – Sam Shelley