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Bartholomew Players present: "Dangerous Corner" by J.B. Priestley

Robert and Freda Caplan are hosting a lovely dinner at their country home. However, a chance remark by one of the guests sets off a series of devastating discoveries, unveiling a hitherto-undiscovered web of clandestine relationships and dark secrets, the disclosures of which have tragic consequences.

Director Joe O’Connor says “Dangerous Corner is a fascinating and complex play full of intrigue and mystery. In Priestley’s drawing-room thriller a casual comment about a music box ignites a firestorm of secrets centring on the recently-deceased brother of one of the characters. As revelation after revelation comes out the characters come more into view, revealing their strengths, weaknesses and of course, their all-too-human mistakes.


From the same writer as An Inspector Calls, Dangerous Corner will be an evening to remember.”


Charles Stanton – Gareth Hammond

Freda Caplan – Gillian Somerscales

Robert Caplan  – Nick Smith

Olwen Peel – Sara Miller

Maud Mockridge – Liz Hutchinson

Gordon Whitehouse – Ianto Wain

Betty Whitehouse – Elaine Leggett

Directed by Joe O'Connor


Venue: Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW

Dates: Wed 28th November – Saturday 1st December 2018

Tickets – for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights

Doors open: 7.00pm, Performance: 7.30pm

Price: £10.00 (concessions £9.00)

Tickets are available on the door or in advance from:


Denise Santilli  07990 537462


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As usual, we are partnering with a local group for our Charity Supper Show which is on Friday 30th November.

This time Guideposts in Witney will assist us in organising the evening in return for a share of the profits. Guideposts works to make a lasting difference to the lives of those affected by the challenges of caring, ageing, learning disabilities and mental health. We look forward to seeing you!

Doors open: 6.10pm, Food served: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Performance: 7.30pm
Advance Tickets only: £20.00

***Please note that tickets sales for the charity supper on Friday 30th November have now closed***


Paul Stammers:


“I’m living among illusions,” intones Robert Caplan, solemnly contemplating what might have been, as this brooding tale wends towards its finale."


"The play takes place entirely in a drawing room, decorated in typically attractive Bartholomew Players style".


"There’s plenty to ponder – the cast all do the material justice, putting in plenty of energy".

Read the full review here.

Rob Bertwistle, Regional Representative of NODA:


"This complex and wordy thriller was brought vividly to life by this fine ensemble cast with a very convincing set and period looking props and set dressing".

Read the full review here.

Nigel James of ODN:

"What a tangled web this play presents, although this was a short play, it was fast moving and held the interest".


"Congratulations to all on another splendid production".

Read the full review here.

We are delighted to announce that the Bartholomew Players production of "Dangerous Corner", directed by Joe O'Connor in his very first Directing role, has won the Pat Redhead Drama Award (best in Oxfordshire & nominated for London) at the 2019 NODA Theatre Festival.

Dangerous Corner was shortlisted as one of 12 other plays in the London Region so this is a great accolade for us. Many congratulations to Joe, the cast and crew of Dangerous Corner for a performance that shows, once again, that the Bartholomew Players are a top-notch theatre group!

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