Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

Originally performed:
October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th, 2023

Directors programme notes from Paula.

I was thrilled with the reaction from Mortimer Dramatic Society (MDS) when I raised the idea of And Then There Were None for production. It was always going to be a challenge… with a minimum of eight men required, ten characters all on our little stage together in Act 1, a full set with enough doors for a farce, costumes reminiscent of almost a hundred years ago, and props that are preciously vintage and therefore priced as antiques! My friends at MDS have gathered together formidably to offer the show you will see this evening. I’d like to offer my deepest thanks to all involved for enabling me to have such fun directing this piece, for putting up with my giddy enthusiasm, and for offering such commitment and huge talents to this project.

Special thanks to Katja, who signed up to be Producer from the minute I suggested the show. Thanks also to the Committee for their belief in our abilities, and to the full cast, crew and creative team for their trust, team work and tireless efforts to make this show a reality.

As I write this we have sold all the seats for each future performance of And Then There Were None! We would love to bring more shows of this scale to Mortimer. If you would like to be involved, in any capacity, please do introduce yourself to a member of our show team as we would love to meet you and introduce you to the exciting world of MDS.


Dawne West

Mrs Rogers

Clive Solomons


Darren Reed

Philip Lombard

Kerry Thomas

Vera Claythorne

Keith Graham

Marston and  Narracott

Sam Foad

William Blore

Tom Shorrock

General MacKenzie

Mari Fleming

Emily Brent

Phil Collins

Sir Lawrence Wargrave

Matt Comiskey

Dr. Armstrong

James Burton Stewart

Voice from the gramophone


Paula Stenson

Directed by

Katja Hunt


Chris Chapman



Stage Manager

Amy Collins
Mari Fleming


Sue Bonard

Stage Manager

Neil Johnson

Set Design

Katja Hunt
Rob Wilderspin
George Hindmarsh

Lighting Design

Neil Johnson
John Bale
Dyson England
& Society Members

Set Build

Jean Chapman


Jenny Broom


John Bale

Rehearsal Understudy

Nick Pounder

Set Painting

Louise Marshall

Makeup and Hair

Phil Collins

Publicity, Posters and Programme

Michael Kimber
John Bale
Paul Roper
Steve West


Jean Chapman
Sarah Roper
Mary Cawley
Wendy England
Dyson England
Alys Codd
Jenny Piggott

Front of House

Mick Snyder