THERE are plenty of Huddersfield connections in a show being staged in Halifax next week.
Halifax Thespians are fielding a strong team of actors in a comedy thriller which offers lots of laughter and dark edge.
Eric Chappell’s play, Natural Causes, is being performed by the society’s Total Theatre group: it’s what used to be known in many groups as the Green Room, where actors and directors can test their skills and perhaps try out new ideas.
The production opens on Wednesday (May 7) and runs until May 10 with performances each night at 7.30pm.
Huddersfield connections start with the director Pauline Sykes, who is an experienced theatre hand who has worked extensively with both Halifax and Huddersfield Thespians.
For this show, Pauline has a strong company of actors including Stuart Render and Stuart Davison, both from Huddersfield.
The piece tackles the emotive subject of euthanasia but in a perhaps unexpected way. Vincent is from Exodus, a euthanasia group that assists people in suicide.
When he is invited to Walter Bryce’s house to assist in the disposal of Walter’s wife he senses something is wrong. Why are the suicide notes unsigned? What is the role of Walter’s attractive secretary? Why has the Samaritan been sent for?
Find out at Halifax Playhouse from Wednesday of next week.