Cashel Choral & Dramatic Society - Ladies in Retirement


LADIES IN RETIREMENT by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham

This highly entertaining thriller will chill and excite audiences! It was first performed in the Richmond Theatre, London in 1939. The play was an enormous hit and transferred to the St James’s Theatre where it ran for 311 performances to full houses. It subsequently became a big hit on Broadway. It was also made into a film in 1941 by Columbia Pictures and received two Oscar nominations.

The year is 1885. In a remote, lonely house on the marshes of the Thames estuary Leonora Fiske, a retired actress, lives with her companion, Ellen Creed. At first, a visit from Ellen's two sisters does little to suggest what lies ahead, but when the eccentric guests make themselves at home, Leonora's patience wears thin. She requests that Ellen's guests leave, leading to a bitter row and a suspicious disappearance. The arrival of the Creed sisters' nephew Albert only adds to the mystery and suspense, as his own shadowy past complicates the recent occurrences. Has he stumbled upon madness or murder?

A masterpiece of suspense with beautiful comedy moments, this play cannot be missed!

Tickets are €15. Concession tickets for students and senior citizens Thursday and Friday night €10.

Brú Boru, Cashel 17th – 20th November 2016, 8pm sharp.

Phone our box office in Brú Ború on 062 61122