Director and actor is a name to watch

Suddenly At Home, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

The second of the four-week Murder in the Park season opened at Devonshire Park Theatre this week with Francis Durbridge’s thriller Suddenly At Home.

The master of suspense produces really good scripts and this was no exception.

This four-week rep season by Talking Scarlet shows what a talented company they are and Philip Stewart who was so brilliant in Murder Weapon last week was equally good as the Police Inspector this week and he also directed the production.

Watch this name as he has just done his first film and he is going to go far.

Ben Roddy was another actor to shine again as the evil womaniser Glenn Howard and Marcus Hutton of Holby City fame was well cast as the former boyfriend of Glenn’s wife.

Claire Vousden had a very different role this week as the sister of the murder victim and showed what a versatile actress she is by giving a very subdued performance after dominating the stage last week.

Jo Castleton plays Sheila Wallis a crucial character to the plot and executes the role well as does John Hester as the mysterious Remick.

There are two more thrillers to come and after the first two by Talking Scarlet you look forward to more.

By Amanda Wilkins