Rehearsed reading: Agatha Christie’s ‘Personal Call’ and ‘Butter in a Lordly Dish’

Our first rehearsed reading of 2020 went off with aplomb on Saturday 14 September. An evening of two short Agatha Christie’s, we were treated to mysteries involving train stations, mysterious phone calls from long-dead people, unfaithful husbands, and one particularly gory death live on screen!

Personal Call is the mysterious story about a wealthy man and his new wife, who start receiving untraceable calls from his first wife. The only problem is that she died several years ago…

Butter in a Lordly Dish tells the story of a famous lawyer who takes a trip to the countryside with his glamorous lover. What happens next is regarded as one of the most extreme murders in the Christie canon.

The company

Personal Call

Rhys Harris – James Brent
Sabrina Luisi – Pam Brent
Kanan Barot – Fay
Anne Chester – Mrs Lamb
Steph McKinley – Evelyn Curtis
Wendy Cummings – Mary Curtis
Julie Weston – Inspector Narracott
Leigh Crocombe – Mr Enderby

Butter in a Lordly Dish

Leigh Crocombe – Sir Luke Enderby K.C.
Lisa Bath – Lady Enderby
Emma Crocombe – Julia Keene
Julia Hutchings – Susan Warren
Kerry Clarke – Mrs Petter
Jo Conyngham – Florrie Petter
Janina Conboye – Hayward

All other roles played by the company.

Personal Call was directed by Doug Dunn and Butter in a Lordly Dish by Jenni Hardwick.
This amateur production of ‘Personal Call’ and ‘Butter in a Lordly Dish’ is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.