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The Undead Poets’ Society by John Hussey

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Michael Kelligan is now in the eleventh year of his On The Edge project, presenting script-held performances of new plays by Welsh and Wales based writers.

Next time On The Edge

The Undead Poets Society by John Hussey- Poets on a murder hunt!

Dylan Thomas takes time off from his 100 years birthday celebration and joins John Betjeman, Philip Larkin,Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath on a murder hunt! They will be joined by Nick McGaughey, Richard Mark Milne, Dafydd Wyn Roberts, Natalie Paisley, Peter Knight, Polly Kilpatrick and Michael Kelligan who will assist them with their investigations and become members of THE UNDEAD POETS SOCIETY.

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues Dec 9 8pm

Dylan Thomas Centre Wed Dec 10 7.30pm

 

Cast

Nick Mcgaughey

Richard Mark Milne

Dafydd Wyn Roberts

Peter Knight

Natalie Paisey

Polly Kilpatrick

Michael Kelligan

 Writer

John Hussey

Director

Julie Barclay

The Perplexing Puzzle of the Pedigree Pet and the Policeman by Terry Victor

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues 26 April 2011, 8pm – £4 on the door

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 27 April 2011, 7:30pm – £4

The Riverfront, Newport Thur 28 April 2011, 7:45pm – £4


Cast

Joan H Watson SRN – Mrs Liz Gardiner

Ms Shirley Holmes – Miss Rebecca Knowles

Joan H Watson – Miss Rhian Cheyne

Miss Mary Morstan – Miss Natalie Paisey

Jake Jejune – Mr Aled Herbert


Director

Terry Victor

 

Review

“The Perplexing Puzzle of the Pedigree Pet and the Policeman”

The latest play-reading in the On The Edge season at Chapter was a rare foray into comedy – Terry Victor’s “The Perplexing Puzzle of the Pedigree Pet and the Policeman”, first produced in 1981, in which supercilious detective Shirley Holmes and her hapless assistant Joan Watson investigate a particularly icky murder. The author also directed, cleverly making a comic virtue of the script-in-hand aesthetic, and the performers Rebecca Knowles (Holmes), Rhian Cheyne (Watson), Liz Gardner (the older Watson, narrator and MC), Natalie Paisey (damsel in distress) and Aled Herbert (stagehand and chief suspect) were obviously enjoying themselves. The play would certainly have benefited from having some of the references updated (the SPG, Sham ’69, etc), and the integration between the old-school and modern elements of the narrative (e.g. the urban riot) seemed a little awkward to me. On the whole, though, jolly fun.
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