was closely rivalled by Myrtle Newbury. who made the most
of a comparatively small part as the unhappy wife of the
George Lowther and Barbara Noble, as the murdering brother
and sister, did well after slow. almost apprehensive.
starts and the former was particularly good in the tense,
Much of the credit for the success of the performance
went to producer Marjorie Stoneham. who also appeared
briefly but effectively as Nurse Thompson.
Clive Emsley could be forgiven a little overacting as
the stock ex-Indian Army chief constable. partly for the
panache with which he carried it off but particularly
for the confidence he brought to those always-anxious
early moments of the play.
The cast was completed by John Yunnie. Don Edwards and
The Stoneham family made a further valuable contribution
to the success of the production through husband Derrick
who, as stage manager, headed an efficient back-stage
team. of whom David Carter particularly should be congratulated
on the set.