Ex-Emmerdale star set to thrill on Stevenage stage

PUBLISHED: 12:03 28 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 28 April 2013

Anna Brecon appears in Dead Guilty at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

Anna Brecon appears in Dead Guilty at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage


A FORMER Emmerdale favourite will be appearing on stage in Stevenage in a tense thriller.

Anna Brecon, who played Lady Tara in the racy rural soap, stars in Dead Guilty, which opens at the Gordon Craig tomorrow (Monday).

Following the success of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Cricket Match and the hilarious farce Boeing Boeing, Talking Scarlet Productions return to the Lytton Way theatre from Monday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 1.

When John Haddrell dies of a heart attack at the wheel of his car, the woman at his side is not his wife Margaret but his lover, Julia.

Recovering from the injuries she sustained in the ensuing crash, Julia is visited by Margaret, who apparently knows nothing of the affair.

Events take a sinister turn when Margaret begins to encroach on Julia’s life, engineering Julia’s dismissal of her home help, Gary, and her estrangement from her counsellor, Anne.

Left alone in the house together, Julia and Margaret are locked in deadly combat.

Playing Margaret is As Time Goes By actress Jenny Funnell, who returns to the Gordon Craig after receiving rave reviews in A Cricket Match.

Jenny is joined on stage by former Emmerdale actress Anna Brecon as Julia, Jo Castleton as Anne and Ben Roddy as Gary, who joins the cast straight from the successful run of Boeing Boeing.

Tickets for Dead Guilty by Richard Harris cost £21.50, £19 or £16 and concessions get £2 off.

If you are a ‘Friend of the Theatre’ you can receive a special buy-one-get-one-free offer on the first night and then £3 off all other performances.

To buy tickets contact the box office on 01438 363200 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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