Jack of Diamonds 
May-June 2022

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Cast list (in order of appearance)

Jack Newman..................Terry Crowe

Rose................................Linda Edwards

Wilf..................................Geoff Hastwell

Blanche...........................Dawn Ross

Flora................................Rebecca Gardner

Miss Harper.....................Leanne Robinson

Barney Effward................Chris Dewar

Mortimer..........................Josh Van't Padje

Policeman........................Phil Rodda

Announcer (offstage).......Wendy Williams

News reporter (offstage)..Geoff Hastwell

Production Team

Production Manager.......Samara Gambling

Director...........................Harry Dewar

Stage Manager...............Samara Gambling

Set .................................Janet Jauncey

Props .............................Wendy Williams

Sound & Lighting............Stuart Gregory

                            ...........Janet Jauncey

Website/Programme........Linda Edwards

Poster..............................Harry Dewar

FOH Coordinator ............Samara Gamling

Photography.....................Brady Gambling

Raffle Baskets..................Samara Gambling

Many thanks to Marg Kneebone at Century 21 for raffle baskets, and Mercury Printing for the posters and programmes.

Rehearsal Photos

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Synopsis

 Jack, the eponymous “Jack of Diamonds” from the title, is a former jeweller who made his living buying and selling diamonds via late-night TV ads. He lives in a rather luxurious, privately owned retirement home, along with fellow residents Rose, Flora and Blanche. Unbeknownst to the four of them, however, the man to whom they’ve entrusted their life savings—a smooth-talking financial wizard named Barney Effward—has been arrested for bilking his clients out of their savings through a Ponzi scheme. Faced with financial ruin—and, consequently, the prospect of being shipped off to a government run retirement facility that is anything but luxurious—the four retirees suddenly find themselves confronting the author of their miserable fate when Effward suffers a medical collapse and is literally delivered among them. Pandemonium ensues as the four residents try to choose between exacting their revenge and recouping their losses.  (https://marciakash.com/scripts/jack-of-diamonds/)

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