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A joint production with The Dunedin Repertory Society, staged at The Playhouse.

Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor who, with his wife and her cousin, have fled persecution in their country. The professor is contentedly ensconced in a British university, where he is respected by students and faculty alike. His wife, Anya, an invalid suffering from a progressively debilitating disease, bitterly regrets having been forced to leave her home and her friends and is unhappy with all aspects of her life in England. Her cousin and close friend, Lisa Koletzky, has moved with them to care for Anya and to manage the professor’s home. Karl and Lisa have suppressed feelings for each other, and the situation is further disturbed when a young rich student, Helen Rollander, takes on private lessons with the professor.

Cast and crew


Natalie Ellis


Lester Cole - Brook Bray
Mrs Roper - Janice Snowden
Liza Koletzky - Laura Wells
Professor Karl Hendryck - Bert Nisbert
Dr Stoner - Chris Summers
Anya Hendryck - Elsa May
Helen Rollander - Kimberley Buchan
Sir William Rollander - Mike Crowl
Detective Inspector Ogden - Ashley Stewart
Police Sergeant Pearce - Jonathan Booth


Stage Manager - Christine Johnston
Assistant Stage Manager - Hannah Byas
Set Construction - Ray Fleury
Set Construction - Don Knewstubb
Set Decor - Brian Beresford
Set Decor - Rebecca Glover
Set Decor - Feather Shaw
Properties - Rebecca Glover
Lighting & Sound - Brian Byas
Script Control - Kay Masters
Front of House - Claire Wood