Bridgewater Players Present...




(Stage Fright in case you didn't know)

 In association with Samuel French Limited

A Thriller by Bettine Manktelow



The action of this clever whodunnit takes place in the dressing room of a provincial theatre during a performance of a thriller.  The star, Addie, is attempting a comeback, and is understudied by her best friend Millie.

Their constant bickering backstage belies a long history of friendship - which includes each of them having been married to the same charming impresario, Ed Gibb, many years ago.

Suspense builds when Addie begins to feel unwell and, for the first time, Millie must take her place in the dramatic and violent last act of the play. In a startling twist, the violence becomes real - and Millie is dead.

Was it suicide?

Was it murder?

Who put a real bullet in the gun she was using?

With everyone a potential suspect, the tension doesn't let up until the final revelation unveils not only the murderer but the price some actors pay to practise their art.



 Thurs 22nd – Sat 24th November 2018

    7.45pm (doors open 7.15pm)


 Thelwall Parish Hall

Bell Lane, Thelwall, Warrington WA4 2SX



Ticket prices: Thursday: £7.00 Fri & Sat: £7.50



To book tickets for this production, please call 01925 755846


 or click on the button below to book online.




Cast (in order of appearance)

Mildred Pearce (Millie)
   Agnes Bidston
Justin James
   Steve Wade
Judy Rhodes

 Nikki Pritchard

Adelaide Marchbanks (Addie)    Anita Rushman
Pearl Palmer    Clare Winstone
Edward (Ed) Gibb
   Paul Bidston
Stage Manager  


Assistant Stage Manager  



 Colin Morrison

Lighting    David Jealous




Front of House  

 John Shaw

Set Design & Construction  

 Andy Rushman

The play is directed by Andy Rushman


The Bridgewater Players perform three full-length plays a year in Thelwall, near Warrington in Cheshire


This website will give you details of our history, organisation, past repertoire and forthcoming productions.

We rehearse at Thelwall Parish Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm - 10pm from September to April.
If you’d like to consider joining the players or if you wish to know more then please get in touch.
You can call 01925 755846 or click here to contact us.


 Thelwall Parish Hall

Bell Lane  |  Thelwall  |  Warrington  |  Cheshire WA4 2SX
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