Top notch players

Theatre troupe showed they have the right stuff to provide an evening's entertainment

Bravo and congratulations to the Echo Players Theatre.

On attending last Saturday evening’s performance of their current comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, the audience were informed (before the curtain went up) by Paul Churchill, president of the Echo Players, that one of their lead actors was unable to perform due to a badly infected throat.

Instead, and in her place, Lynn Beamond would be playing the part script in hand during the entire performance, and at very short notice.

The whole of the cast pulled together and the performance went off with a minimum of hitches.

Len Mustard’s hilarious portrayal of Teddy Brewster, and Jim Currey as the eccentric and doddery ‘plastic surgeon’ gave the audience lots to laugh at, and they were my particular favourites.

Here’s wishing Helen-Margaret Randall all the best for a speedy recovery and thanking the Echo Players — both the cast and crew — for a job well done.

Alison Bunning





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