A lighthearted play by Maurice McLoughlin.
Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on November 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd, 1975. Tickets 25p, children & OAPs 15p.
Performed 20 years later by STADS in 1995
In Sybil Walling’s absence her children call in the chimney-sweep, whose brushes dislodge not only soot but a body. When Sybil returns she tells them that, just before he died twenty years ago, their father had killed a Soho gangster and had hidden the body in the chimney. The police descend in pursuit of an amorous patient of Sybil’s son Henry, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings and surprises.
- Beryl West
Cast (in order of appearance)
- ‘Sarah Walling’ ~ Brenda Jones
- ‘Cynthia Walling’ ~ Patricia Quick
- ‘Mr Flaherty’ ~ Geoff Badham
- ‘Mrs D’Arcy’ ~ Dorothy Morris
- ‘Henry Walling’ ~ Brian Keal
- ‘Paul Martell’ ~ Clive West
- ‘Sybil Walling’ ~ Margaret Lloyd
- ‘DI Hardy’ ~ Hugh Arnold
- ‘Sergeant Bray’ ~ Nojciech Pavlowski
- ‘Rosita Hernandez’ ~ Jill Dixon
- ‘Pamela Colefax’ ~ Anita McNamara
- Stage Manager ~ John Lloyd
- Assistant ~ Derek Humphreys
- Lighting ~ John Dixon
- Props ~ Michael Shaw
- Sound Effects ~ Bill Payne
- Make-up ~ Jill Dixon, Anita McNamara