Out and About – Death Knell
Written by Puritans Radio on 4 May, 2019
Death Knell, The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
Performed by the Banbury Cross Players
With its community feel, our station likes to interview charity and community organisations, promoting their various roles and events. And when we can, we like to go along and see something we have promoted.
So what is James Cawood’s Death Knell all about, at the head of a loch in the remote Highlands of Scotland sits playwright Henry Roth. With his beautiful, trophy wife Evelyn for company, he has been inspired to write another “seismic hit”. And he has one particular actor in mind for the lead. Invited to Henry’s Highland home, charismatic (but unknown) Jack Willoughby has been tasked by Henry to bring with him the essential props of a murderer. The arrival of DCI Lazan from the Metropolitan Police, on the hunt of a serial killer, adds a deadly dynamic. Not everyone’s motives are quite what they first seem.
It was an action packed, modern thriller full of suspense and surprise and, of course, murder!
After another marvellous presentation last night by local talent, Station Manager, Stewart Green joined the cast from left to right, Andy Parsons (Henry Roth), Fiona Mikel (Evelyn Roth), Steve Ramsden (Jack Willoughby), Linda Shaw (Director) and Sam Brassington (DCI Lazan), photo courtesy of our member, Olwen Baker.