Tuesday, July 23

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House Guest – Allerton United Reformed Church
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House Guest – Allerton United Reformed Church

Originally written in 1976, Francis Durbridge’s House Guest can be best described as a quintessential “cosy crime” thriller.  Spanning just over 50 years, Durbridge was a prolific writer of crime novels and plays and his most famous creation was Paul Temple, the debonair and exclusive private investigator. House Guest is one of his least known standalone plays that centres around the kidnapping of a child and suspicious goings on with the so-called police!  Unfortunately, no Mr Temple is in sight here to sort things out! The play by today’s standards is quite dated and some of the dialogue is gruesomely wooden but having said that its clear to see that the RADS have tremendous fun in performing Durbridge’s creaky script and I must say, their enthusiasm was infectious. ...