Dying Out Loud – 3 Comedy Tales with a Twist

Dying Out Loud – 3 Comedy Tales with a Twist by Paul Elliott, Kei Bailey and David Tristram

Heckington Players 2022 May production is Dying Out Loud, written by Paul Elliott, Kei Bailey and David Tristram.

Ledge, Ledger and Legend – Written by Paul Elliott, Directed by Callum Thomas

This show begins dramatically when Peter crawls out onto a ledge prepared to jump. There he meets J.M., a professional suicide counsellor who will make sure that Peter goes out in style. J.M. guides Peter through all the problems of a successful suicide—how to obtain a crowd, how to hold the audience, how to build tension, how to obtain television coverage and, finally, when and how to jump. Then a rival suicide counsellor appears. P.J. reveals that J.M. is a bust as a suicide counsel or he’s fouled up every suicide attempt he’s had. For example, there was the client who wanted to electrocute herself and J.M. managed to burn down her whole house—but the old lady came out without a scratch. At this point, Peter asserts himself and the play ends with a humorous reversal!

Done and Dusted – Written and Directed by Kei Bailey

Murder in Little Grimley – Written by David Tristram, Directed by Laura Griffin

Murder in Little Grimley is the sixth play in the hugely popular Little Grimley series, which follows the antics of a hapless Amateur Dramatic Society desperate for audiences. Anxious to cash in on the public’s appetite for detective dramas, the Chairman Gordon writes a whodunnit. But in a bizarre twist, he then finds himself embroiled in a real-life murder mystery that threatens to put him behind bars. The quarrelsome quartet have been in some sticky situations over the years. But can they possibly get away with murder?

Show dates: Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2022

Cast Lists

Ledge, Ledge and the Legend
Peter Rutherford – Callum Thursby
JM – David O’Brien
PJ – Laura Griffin

Done & Dusted
Michelle – Caroline Johnson
Judy – Jenni Chamberlain
Pauline – Colette Buchanan-Gray
Emma – Amy Ash

Murder in Little Grimley
Bernard – Stuart Wyle
Gordon – David O’Brien
Joyce – Kelly Anderson
Margaret – Melanie Priestley
Detective Sam – Amy Ash

Written By – Paul Elliott, Kei Bailey and David Tristram
Director – Callum Thomas, Kei Bailey and Laura Griffin
Lighting Design – Callum Thursby
Lighting Operator – Nathan Hughes
Sound – Mark Elsom
Stage Manager – Amy Ash and Callum Thursby
Set Design – Callum Thomas & Tamara Mills
Props – Matilda Wyatt
Hair & Make up – Katie Calo
Poster & Programme Design – Callum Thursby
Box Office Managers – Godfrey Barlow
Front of House Manager – Keith Baggley
Bar Manager – Tamara Mills

Some photos from the show… 
Check out our Facebook Show album here: Dying Out Loud – May 2022

Noda Review
Read the show’s Noda Review Here…

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