The Western Players


Coming Soon



"Verdict" by Agatha Christie
11th - 14th November 2015 7.30 PM NIGHTLY
at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon

Cast: John Fisher (Lester Cole), Zena Howarth (Mrs Roper), Zoe Roberts (Lisa Koletzky), Tony Manders (Karl Hendryk), Robert Elrick (Dr Stoner), Annie Harvey (Anya Hendryk), Laura Curtis (Helen Rollander), TBC (Sir William Rollander), David Thompson (Inspector Ogden), Tom Freegard (Sergeant Pearce).

Producer: Julia Edwards

The Hendryks, refugees in England, have lost everything. Karl with his talents, charm and hard work rebuilds their lives. But Anya, his wife, is fatally ill and so her old friend, Lisa, who secretly loves Karl, lives with them and runs the house. The three are very close. Their serenity is shattered when wealthy, brainless but headstrong Helen Rolander bribes her way into taking private lessons from Karl. Her infatuation for him being unreturned she doesn't stop at murder to clear the way. But after Anya's death, Helen realizing her schemes were futile commits suicide. So Anya's death is pinned on Lisa backed by evidence from a scandal-mongering char lady. Lisa is found not guilty and after their mutual agony she and Karl build a new life from the wreckage.

Tickets are 10.00 (9.00 for concessions) and go on general sale five weeks before the performances begin. To contact us please phone 07575 711522 or e-mail or to book on-line go to and search for "Western Players".

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Forthcoming Productions:
9th - 12th March 2016 "Nightwatch" a thriller by Lucille Fletcher produced by John Fisher