Old Day School, Bluntisham

# Virtue Triumphant

Bluntisham and Colne Stage Group

“Virtue Triumphant or Her Honour in Peril” by Pat Norris (April 2016).

A full-blooded comedy melodrama complete with wicked Squire, handsome hero, beautiful heroine persecuted and turned out with baby into the snow, comic rustics, flirtatious matron, susceptible vicar and other staple ingredients. Thrilling adventures include a last-minute rescue, a chase, and a plethora of murdered bodies turning into vengeful ghosts. The basis of the main plot is the Squire’s lust for the lovely Rose and his determination – on hearing of her coming marriage to handsome Richard – to possess her by hook or crook.

What the audience said about Virtue Triumphant:

“Congratulations to the cast of the BAC STAGE who have just finished their second performance of Virtue Triumphant in the village hall. Really enjoyed the show. Great to see so many young people taking part, and a special congratulations to young Daniel who played the part of Octavius.”“Just back from the 1st night of Virtue Triumphant and a good night was had by all..Fun all the way. I highly recommend it.
As usual with BacStage there are lots of great details. 2 more nights to go . Don’t miss it and don’t forget to boo and hiss @ Sir Septimus Grope!”

“Brilliant evening- thoroughly recommend it!”

“Better than staying in and watching the television.”

Cast

Mrs Maybud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becky
The Rev Canon Theodore Fiddle DD, . . . . .
. . . the vicar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter
Sir Septimus Grope, the Village Squire. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke
Luke Tumbleweed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard
Richard Carruthers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom
Rose Maybud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jess
Maypole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron
Bessie, Luke’s girlfriend. . . . . . . . . . Cynthia
Polly, a village girl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mia
Good Gravedigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron
Wicked Gravedigger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross
Emmeline, a mysterious woman . . . Jackie
Octavius, her son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel
Bow Street Runner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron

Production Team

Directed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine
Set Design & Construction . . . Nick & team
Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete
Lighting & Sound Effects. . . . . . . . . . . Jason
Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denise
Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy, Jane & Steve
Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron
Costumes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane & Nicola
Choreography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cynthia
Backing singer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy
Moon on a Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy
Publicity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie
Continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol
Make-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo
Programme Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gill
Front of House. . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen & team
MC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick

Once again we would like to thank Jas Singh for the loan of a truck to transport our equipment to and from the Village Hall.