Something different

IT was different – very different, writes Brian Bennett.

Morpeth’s St George’s Community Players performed Dead Man’s Hand, a thriller by Seymour Matthews, in the Church Hall last week, which more than left the audience guessing.

The viewers were left to ponder on a puzzling script during the first two scenes. Thankfully, director David Swinton did such a magnificent job that come the final curtain the audience went home content.

It was a cleverly written piece, with actors playing dual roles in this play within a play. Jared Johnson took on a massive role with great diligence as Brian and Martin. Harry Adamson gave an assured performance as David/Derek, with supporting roles played by Graeme Trotter (Franco), Sue Elliott (Jennifer/Kate), Carmel Adamson (Corinne/Angela) and Lara Hilton (Pamela).

Peter Ozers was responsible for lighting and sound, with Chris Johnson in prompt corner.