Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

Tickets: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Phone: 01722 342860 or from

Ladies in Retirement – November 2007

Written by: Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Directed by: Derek Jones
Dates: Nov 20th – 24th 2007

Based on a famous murder which actually took place at the end of the last century and set in the 1880s, this play has become one of the most successful and most frequently performed in the modern repertoire. An eerie atmosphere of mystery is evoked in a dark, lonely house on the marshes of the Thames estuary. The characters, presented with great psychological realism and the strong vein of earthy comedy invest the play with a liveliness unusual for such a genuinely horrifying murder play.


Leonora Fiske Jill Cocovini
Ellen Creed Anna Lomax
Louisa Creed Lesley Burton
Emily Creed Sue Tranter
Albert Feather Andrew Baldrey
Lucy Gilham Simone Wade
Sister Theresa Dee Mansfield
Assistant Director Dee Mansfield
Stage Manager Ruth Clarke
Assistant Stage Manager Jenny Blake
Costumes Barbara Smith
Set Design Paul Wade
Prompt Linda Leutchford