Mystery in Pimlico - a Staged Radio Play
Date: January 14, 2023
Time: Saturday, Jan 14 @ 1:00 or 3:00 pm
Location: The Chilliwack Cultural Centre
9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults: $12.00
Students and Seniors:

Originally a BBC Radio Play by Austin Stone, the Guild's presentation is by special arrangement with Ed Stone, Austin Stone’s son.

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Originally broadcast live on Thursday May 8th 1952 at the BBC Midland Home Service, this ‘true crime’ play was based on the famous Pimlico Poisoning death in 1886 of Thomas Edwin Bartlett, possibly at the hands of his wife Adelaide.

Adelaide Blanche de la Tremoille (played by famous English actress Mary Wimbush) was born in 1855 France, and was encouraged by her husband Edwin to openly engage in romantic acts with Wesleyan Reverend George Dyson, who was also charged with Adelaide in the poisoning death of Edwin, by providing larger quantities of liquid chloroform, than had been proscribed by Dr. Leach for an on-going illness.

At trial, Adelaide was defended by Sir Edward Clarke (originally played by well known English actor Geoffrey Lewis). The play gives background to the mystery and proceeds to the trial itself.

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Ed Stone Narrator, Counsel for the male prisoner
Krysandra Wilson Adelaide Bartlett
Graham Archer Edwin Bartlett
Steve Saunders Thomas Bartlett, Clerk of Arraigns, coroner
Katy Lowe Mary, Mrs. Mathews, spectator
Doug Wickers Mr. Humble, foreman, usher
Larry Hamm The Rev. George Dyson
Nora Rackliff Mrs Doggett
Dennis Rackliff Mr. Doggett, porter, cabby
Margaret Kolstad Alice, Mrs. French
Don Romanik Dr. Leach
Ken Fynn Sir Edward Clarke, Q.C., M.P.
Ralph Jones The Hon. Sir Justice Wills
Raymond Hatton Sir Charles Russell, Q.C., M.P.
Glenn Howard Dr. Stevenson

Director: Astrid Beugeling
Producer: Debra Archer
Stage Manager: Maggie Saunders
Costume Designer: Sally Jones
Costume Assistant: Yvette Howard
Sound Designer: Dave Stephen
Foley Artist: Dave Stephen
Graphics: Jennifer Matthias
Program: Debra Archer
Hostesses: Cadence Evans, MacKenzie Patterson
Refreshments supplied by: NexGen hearing
Public Relations: CPG PR Committee, Debra Archer