Archives - Spider's Web

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Maureen Davies

Friday 28th October – Saturday 5th November 2016 in the Auditorium

Not only whodunit, but who is the victim and why was he 'dun'?

Spider's WebClarissa, the young wife of a foreign office diplomat, delights in tweaking the sensibilities of her more serious friends by playing a game she calls ‘supposing’ –imagining a difficult situation and finding out how people would respond. But Clarissa’s light-hearted games become deadly serious when she discovers the body of a murdered man in her own drawing room. If that weren’t bad enough, her husband is on his way home with an important foreign politician for secret talks. The body must be got rid of quickly: no way can her husband arrive home when police are swarming all over the premises. Clarissa decides to dispose of the body and persuades her three house-guests to help. But before she can get the corpse off the premises, a policeman arrives at the house stating he has received an anonymous telephone call informing him that a murder has been committed on the premises. Now Clarissa must keep the body hidden and try to convince the sceptical inspector it must have been a hoax call and no murder has taken place as she and her guests have been home all evening playing bridge. The inspector will not leave until he has made a search of the house. Mrs Peake, the resident gardener, shows the inspector a secret door and when opened the hidden body is discovered. And so the search begins – why has the man been murdered, what was the man doing in her house, why was he murdered in the house and more to the point, who is the murderer in their midst?


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Part of the Barn’s 2016/2017 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Sir Rowland Delahaye-Jo Sampson
Hugo Birch-Chris White
Jeremy Warrender-Harry Harding
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown-Sarah Gennoe
Pippa Hailsham-Brown-Amber Sparshott
Mildred Peake-Susan Read
Elgin-Andrew Read
Oliver Costello-David Smith
Henry Hailsham-Brown-Ian Major
Inspector Lord-Cliff Francis
Police Offer-Colin Macleod

Creative team

Director-Maureen Davies
Stage Manager-Sharon Francis
Production Manager-Kathryn Taylor
Assistant Production Manager-Kate Sykes
Lighting-John Cude
Richard Griffiths
Sound-James Rowles
Set Design-Stephanie Dunn
Props and Set Dressing-Peter Moore
Kris Moore
Wardrobe-Margaret Wallace
Janet Carter
Lauren Milne


Friday 28th October – Saturday 5th November 2016

Friday 28th October8.00pm 
Saturday 29th October8.00pm 
Monday 31st October8.00pm 
Tuesday 1st November8.00pm 
Wednesday 2nd November8.00pm 
Thursday 3rd November8.00pm 
Friday 4th November8.00pm 
Saturday 5th November2.30pm 
Saturday 5th November8.00pm 

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