A Cut in the Rates by Alan Ayckbourn

12-13 September 2014 (Fourth South Northants Drama Festival)

Miss Pickhart, a council official, has to visit the home of Mr Ratchet, the illusionist. When Ratchet is called away, Miss Pickhart is left alone in the cellar. There she encounters the ghost of Rosalinda, Ratchet's assistant, who met her death during the sawing a woman in half illusion. Rosalinda insists that her death was no accident and asks Miss Pickhart to help release her from her torment. But to do this, Miss Pickhart must put her own self in the illusionist's box, and things start to look very dangerous.

Cast

Ratchet
Miss Pickhart
Rosalinda
Director Jonathan Carpenter
Stage Manager Jonathan Carpenter
Assistant Stage Manager David Clarke
Sound Jonathan Staples
Lights John Maleham
Prompt Jenni Liversidge
Set Design Jenna & Nigel Cartwright
Set Construction David Clarke
John Maleham
Costumes Jenni Liversidge
Props Carol King
Terry Tyler
Make Up / Hair Judith Robbins
Front of House Tom Pomeroy
Jill Jones