Prescription for Murder – 2018

West Wycombe Village Hall

Written by Norman Robbins this comedy thriller was cleverly directed by Lynn Rockell who was able to bring the comedy to the fore without detracting from the thriller element. Assisted by Martin McDermott and with a strong cast the audience were invited to decide on the identity of the killer. Such was the standard of the performances that I changed my mind on more than one occasion and still was surprised by the final curtain. Martin McDermott and Max Sasim designed the impressive set which was constructed by the Masque team. Lighting by Jonathan Bush, and Jonny Hobbs and Sound by Jess White added much to the performance. The variety of the characters was well portrayed by the cast. Verity Richards played Barbara in a relaxed manner from the start with Alan Frost playing her rather overbearing and extremely suspicious husband. Louise Bayliss was the friendly maid and Jane Sutton as the bossy wife Mary with David Sutton her downtrodden husband Allan were well balanced. Josh Brenner made an interesting Eric and Alison Rogers was well cast as the femme fatal Julia. With such a good performance it was a pity that the play was not better attended but I hope that with supper provided on the Saturday night the numbers made up for that. However the audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening and I look forward to being invited to their next production.

Bucks Free Press.

Lynn Rockell Mark Wilson MRICS
Land Department