The Late Edwina Black

a play by William Dinner and William Morum

Directed by Alan Bailey


The action takes place in the main room of Amberwood House, the residence of Gregory Black

Act I

Act II

Act Ill

The Late Edwina Black

It is the late 1890s and Edwina Black is dead, finally succumbing to the illness which had confined her to her bed for the last six months of her life. Her husband Gregory, assisted by her devoted personal maid, Ellen, and her young companion, Elizabeth, is making the final preparations for her funeral the following day when Henry Martin calls upon him. His arrival starts a chain of events which will have a profound effect upon all their lives and change their relationships forever.

Although never seen, the presence of Edwina pervades, drives and influences everything the audience witnesses unfolding before them as events move to their inevitable conclusion in this excellent piece of post-war British theatre.

Sometimes it is refreshing to look back to the era before Wesker, Pinter and other kitchen sink dramatists, to a time when a trip to the theatre meant an evening of entertainment without any deep message for society. I feel that this offering from the Garrick presents us with just that. In fact, all you have to do is sit back and be entertained by this hardworking and enthusiastic cast of four, who I have found delightful to work with and to direct.


Set Design - Nigel Catterall
Production Manager - Kathleen Riley
Set Construction - Norman Bell, David Foster and Team
Stage Manager - Norman Bell
Lighting - Richard I'Anson
Sound - Richard Lord
Properties - Christine Berry
Wardrobe - Frances Singleton, Anne Dunlop
Prompt - Kath Hall
House Manager - David Baxter
Programmes - Martin Chadwick
Posters - Nigel Catterall

Diary Date: Monday 25th November 7.30pm at Haggate Rehearsal rooms - Publicity Meeting
Everybody welcome to discuss ideas and formulate action plan.

Harvey (January 22nd - 25th)

The next Garrick production "Harvey" is one of the longest running comedies in Broadway and West End history, a delightfully heart-warming tale which should be ideal for banishing those Winter blues!
The Pullitier Prize-winning play - and later film with Jimmy Stewart - has charmed generations of audiences with the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his friend Harvey, a gigantic white rabbit which may or may not exist!
This production marks an overdue return to the Mechanics stage for Marilyn Crowther and Tony Cummings, as well as a welcome Garrick debut for Amanda Ashby. A host of other familiar and not so familiar faces make up the talented cast of this true classic of modern theatre. See over for details.
John Cummings