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The Phoenix Players presents

Dead Man's Hand by Seymour Matthews.

Directed by Dennis Breakspear.

Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September 2018.

Dead Man's Hand is a thriller which at first would seem to be set in the familiar Agatha Christie mould – but is it? Two couples, strangers to each other, arrive at a remote Italian villa each thinking they have rented it for a two week holiday.

Shortly after their arrival, another stranger appears seeking help claiming that his car has broken down. Suddenly, strange things begin to happen and everything is not quite what it seems when two of them are found murdered. Who is the murderer and what do those about to be murdered have in common?

The twists and turns that follow will begin to tease the audience until an intriguing final twist unravels the mystery.

Cast:   Backstage:  
Jennifer / Kate Nicky Ashdown Stage Manager Sandra Gilbert
Brian / Martin Nic Gratton Prompt Steph Trinci
Corrine / Angela Marlene Poole Lighting Will Thomas
David / Derek Colin Wilkins Sound Martin Lawrence
Franco / Frank Mark Harris Stage Properties Margaret Price
Pamela Charlotte Phillips Costumes Daphne Breakspear
Front of House Roger Trayhurn


Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September 2018

The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon. SN1 4BJ.

Important: See Tickets below

Ticket Prices: £ 10.00 or £ 9.00 for concessions.          Group Bookings: 1 ticket FREE for every 10 tickets booked.

Please choose from the options below:

1) To book tickets please call Pauline on 07517 698083 or email

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