David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
Directed by Sharon Huxley

We performed the rip-roaring comedy They Came From Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in Time for the Townswomen's Guild's Coffee Morning by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr. at St. Paul's Church Hall, Colwyn Bay on 27th and 28th October 2006.

The Farndale Avenue ladies attempt lift-off with their Dramatic Society's unique production of this sci-fi thriller.  But, needless to say, high-tech effects (that have some reassuringly homely touches) coupled with the inability of certain members of the group, ensure that the cast remain firmly on the ground.  As ever, the resourceful Mrs Reece brilliantly circumnavigates the pitfalls as she steers the company through a somewhat busy vicarage set, into orbit, through space to genteel tea on Mars where the nail-biting action is interrupted to present the Flower Arranging Award, before culminating in the tear-jerking ending that had the hysterical audience on the edge of their seats.

The Cast of "They Came From Mars...."

Mrs Reece


Indesit the Martian

Professor Einstein


Mrs Reece (playing Professor Einstein) - Andrea Higgins
Thelma (playing Jimmy and Susan Allsopp) - Joan Smith
Gordon (playing Reverend Allsopp) - Jay Keeley Roberts
Felicity (playing Mrs Allsopp and Indesit the Martian) - Sue Buckley
Norah (playing Mrs Tompkins and Roberta the Robot) - Claire Eaton Hughes
Hilda (playing Jack Braithwaite) - Judith Roberts
Joyce - Jayne Jones

Production Team
Lighting - Ted Reece
Sound - Geoff Edkins
Prompt - Wendy Tout Hughes
Set - Steve Jones
Stage Crew - Andy Hutchings, Shirley Betts, Cath Williams, Emily Highcock, Judith Roberts
Front of House - Bryn Jones, Peter Yeomans, Beryl Yeomans

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