The Playmakers Amateur Dramatics Group

Our July 2013 Production


Anna Hersche Must Die!

The Book (from the Young Playmakers)


20 – 22 July 2013

Written By

Anna Hersche Must Die! by Jez Curtis

The Book by Susan Freke


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Anna Hersche Must Die!


Following the bizarre death of rock star Jim Wayward, glamorous tabloid giornalista and compulsive shoplifter, Anna Hersche, revisits the village of her childhood. Is this the tragic story of an aging rocker’s terminal spiral into despair and isolation? Or is this a horrific parable on the dangers of unchecked ambition? Either way Anna’s not overly fussed, as long as her story sells!


Vicar – Scobie

Jane – Emma DeGionanni

Anna – – Susan Freke

David – Gavin Fouracre

Jim – Mike Williams

Harriet – Nadia Maggiore

Tom – Phil Millington-Hore

Christopher – Jon Tebb

John – Tony Bowman

Peggy – Sian Ramsden

Credits And Crew

Written and Directed by Jez Curtis

Produced by Susan Freke

Publicity – Sian Ramsden, Annabel Brash

Programme design – Sian Ramsden

Flyer design – Phil Millington-Hore

Box Office – Annabel Brash, Gordon Young, Fiona Wassan

Costumes – Shirley Hunt

Stage Manager – Dave Craven

Make Up – Valerie Smythe and helpers

Front of House – Helena Higgitt and team

Runner – Kerryanne Jewel

Prompt – Scobie

Set Design and management – Lee Cudmore-Ray

The Book


Take a bunch of children with vivid imaginations, one ancient mysterious book and a hot summers evening and what do you get? Screams tears and a thrilling experience is what you get, so sit back and enjoy. Susan Freke thoroughly enjoyed writing this little playlet for our talented Young Playmakers, we are very proud of how they have developed.


The Woman – Jo Roome

Julie – Ellen Davis

Anna – Gaby Wassan

Patsy – Emily Roome

Georgina – Ella Tanner

Kira – Evie DeGiovanni

Katie – Emily King

Carly – Marina Voutchkova

Chantelle – Lily Rowlands

Sasha – Mia DeGiovanni

Saffron – Isabelle Peacock-Boothroyd

Lauren – Catherine Peacock

Credits And Crew

Producer – Susan Freke

Director – Chris Wassan

Choreography – Emma Louise Young, Annabel Brash

Music arrangement – Gordon Young

Facilities At The Mytchett Centre


DISABLED SPACES near the entrance

LEVEL ACCESS – no steps


Wheelchair spaces can be arranged – please let the Box Office know your requirements

We are always looking for assistance off stage as well as on it. Below is a sample of the many roles that must be fulfilled in order to put on a production.

Please contact the chair if you would like to help. Thank you.

  • Poster design.
  • Front of House manager – responsible with the producers for organising front of house, raffle, distributing programmes, ushing, setting out chairs, etc.
  • Front of house staff (selling raffle tickets, helping audience to seats, etc).
  • Box office – taking calls, emails and supervising Ticket Source sales, assisting with Front of House.
  • Stage crew – Assisting with placement of props, changing scenery, etc.
  • Costume and make up. Sourcing and advising on appropriate costumes and make up.
  • Publicity – volunteers for flyer drops, etc.
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