Ghost Writer

Dates: 14 – 24 September 2022

Playwright: David Tristram

Director: Bruce Cannell

Synopsis

Edward is a promising young playwright and husband of the talented but tempestuous actress Ruby. Tragically, Ruby is found dead in bed: an overdose of naughty pills and booze. A year later, Edward remains deeply affected and has moved into the attic room of one of his oldest actor friends, Alex, who is gay. We join the story on the first anniversary of the death of Ruby Pinfold. May she rest in peace.


Cast

ActorCharacter
Jacob CannellEdward
Harlan Te WiataAlex
Rosie WoodRuby
Manisha SinghGlenda
Victoria WilksFrances
Jonty AustinHedley

Crew

Director and Stage ManagerBruce Cannell
Assistant DirectorLauren Ford-Jones
Lighting designAdam Harrison
Sound designTommy Joass
Lighting and Sound OperationAndy Ross
Set design and paintSue Mortimer
Set constructionBruce Cannell, Ross Miller, Bill Robinson
WardrobeJaydee Cannell
Poster designBlair McLean
Front of HouseSue Mortimer
PublicityMarion Rosner, Sue Miller
PhotographyAdam Rosner

Photos

Our wonderful cast! L to R: Victoria Wilks (Frances), Jonty Austin (Hedley), Rosie Wood (Ruby), Manisha Singh (Glenda), Harlan Te Wiata (Alex), Jacob Cannell (Edward).

She may be dead, but Ruby doesn’t want Glenda to move in.
L to R: Rosie Wood as Ruby, Manisha Singh as Glenda.

Another sick visitor?
L to R: Jonty Austin as Hedley, Manisha Singh as Glenda, Jacob Cannell as Edward.

Alex and Edward share a chat and a drink.
L to R: Harlan Te Wiata as Alex, Jacob Cannell as Edward.

Hedley’s hair flying in the wind!
L to R: Victoria Wilks as Frances, Jonty Austin as Hedley, Rosie Wood as Ruby.

Edward chats with his dead wife Ruby.
L to R: Rosie Wood as Ruby, Jacob Cannell as Edward.

Whose drink is this?
L to R: Jonty Austin as Hedley, Manisha Singh as Glenda.

A small altercation after a slight misunderstanding.
L to R: Jacob Cannell as Edward, Harlan Te Wiata as Alex.

Frances is not amused by Hedley.
L to R: Victoria Wilks as Frances, Jonty Austin as Hedley.

Ruby pays a visit to her husband.
Rosie Wood as Ruby.

Have Hedley and Glenda never seen a gin bottle before? Or can they not see Ruby?
L to R: Jonty Austin as Hedley, Rosie Wood as Ruby, Manisha Singh as Glenda.

Edward is concerned for Glenda’s health.
L to R: Manisha Singh as Glenda, Jacob Cannell as Edward.

Hedley admires Edward’s flat.
Jonty Austin as Hedley.