Intent to Murder

by Leslie Sands

directed by David Bartlett

Performed at the

Maskers' Bassett Studio


25th to 27th June 1973


‘Intent to Murder’ - was first presented at the Little Theatre, Bristol, in 1949, whence it was soon transferred to the West End, with a cast that included four well-known film stars. It has been described as an absorbing and exciting thriller with excellently drawn character studies. Not so much a ‘who dunnitt’ - we know that, shortly after the play starts - it is more of a psychological drama which brings us straight into the middle of a gripping story with a bang! Then the action flies off at unexpected tangents until the ending, which is ingeniously surprising. The play may be described as sheer entertainment.

Cast played by:
Janet PrestonSheila Clark
George BatesDavid Bartlett
Mr. HendersonKen Hann
ChrisRosemary Tanner
LarryRod Drew
Mrs. BuntingJo Bartlett


For the Maskers  
Directed byDavid Bartlett
Designed byKen Spencer
LightingIvan White
SoundGeoff Grandy
Wardrobe & DecorJo Bartlett
PropertiesAngela Stephens
Business ManagerJohn Paget
PublicityGraham Buchanan


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