The Rosegreen Players are currently in rehearsal for their forthcoming tenth anniversary production of Raymond Dyer’s ‘farcical chiller’, Wanted - One Body, which will be staged at the Rosegreen Community Hall on Thursday, January 30; Friday, January 31; Saturday, February 01 and Sunday, February 02, 2014.
Performances will begin at 8pm, and booking is advisable. Tickets are available from the Parish Centre in Cashel or they can be booked by contacting Pat Cummins at 087 2204034. Set in a large, gloomy Manor house in mid-twentieth century England, Wanted - One Body follows the story of two solicitors, one rather suave and the other rather scatty, who arrive at the Manor on the afternoon of a violent thunderstorm to read the late Mr Barraclough’s will to the Upstairs-Downstairs residents. Mistaken at first for Undertakers , the two solicitors - Blundell played by Glen Fahy and Mickleby played by Tom Delahunty- are landed in the ludicrous situation of having to act as Pall Bearers to the morbid Mr Sorrell , the real Undertaker played by Finbarr O’Neill.
In their adopted role they find that all is not as it seems, and comedy mount s as confusions, suspicions and confrontations develop between the occupants of the Manor. As Blundell turns amateur sleuth, with Mickleby as his reluctant attendant, a slapstick journey of secret panels and passageways follows. After a series of farcical twists and turns, the murderer is, of course, outed, and all receive their just desserts. Aiding and abetting Mr Sorrell and the legal pair through the comic twists and intrigues of Wanted - One Body are: Miss Faith Barraclough played by Catherine Moloney; Miss Hope Barraclough played by Marisa Costello,; Ted Johnson played by Jim Purcell; Anne Beale played by Irene O’Connor; Agnes, the Cook played by Majella Lonergan; Doctor Brown played by Fachanán Ó Seachnasaigh; Mr Pope played by Eamonn Freir; and Mabel Middy played by Brinora Brett. Technical support is headed up by Pat Cummins, Ger Lonergan, Mark Lonergan and Michael Kerwick.
The play is directed by Hugh O’Neill.
As part of their tenth anniversary celebration, the Rosegreen Players will also be remembering their own journey from their first steps with: A Letter to the General (2005), Dancing at Lughnasa (2006), The Playboy of the Western World (2007), My Wife’s Family, (2008), Mystery at Greenfingers (2009), Happy Birthday, Dear Alice, (2010), The Well of the Saints, (2011), You Can’t Take it with You, (2012). You can keep up to date with all the latest news at Rosegreen Players Facebook page.