Mindgame: Casting successfully completed! Read on ...

25/03/19Mindgame: Casting successfully completed!  Read on ...

Mark Townend, director, says:  "Mindgame, the season's finale, is close approaching, the cast has been chosen, the tea and sandwiches made  - and the skeleton has been released from the cupboard!"

In the role of Mark Styler, who writes about serial killers, we have Richard Newton, famous for his many roles in Improbable Fiction where he played - among others - a sci-fi nerd, a thirties police detective, a Victorian villain and a Sci-Fi hero!  See attached pictures.

The head of Fairfields Secure Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Farquhar, is to be played by Alex Wight, first seen at CLT as the rather unpleasant Griffin in Moonshine and last seen as the all-knowing servant, La Flèche, in The Miser - seen here with John Turner, playing the Miser.  He will be joined by Beth Anderson, who also made her debut in Moonshine, seen here as the vicar's daughter, and will next be seen in Spectrum - our May production;  Beth will be playing Nurse Paisley in Mindgame - not a million miles away from the vicar's daughter, you might think ...  

Just to remind you of the Mindgame plot, Mark Styler is a published, true-crime writer;  his subject is serial murderers and he has finally managed to get an interview with the famed killer, Easterman.   He arrives at Fairfields Secure Psychiactric Hospital to keep his appointment but is kept waiting for two hours.  When the director of Fairfields, Dr Farquhar, finally arrives he immediately encourages Styler to leave.  Styler becomes increasingly anxious:  Fairfields seems far from being a safe haven for the mentally ill - or anyone.

Written by Anthony Horowitz, well-known script writer of Poirot, Midsomer Murders, and Foyle's War as well as many novels, Mindgame is a psychological thriller with clever and intriguing twists and turns, complemented by dark comedy.

Contains some strong, graphic language and depictions of violence.  Cigarettes used on stage are smoke-free. Rec. age 16+