Preview by Paul Nelson
A NEW play by Andrew Cartmel, End of the Night, opens
at the White Bear Theatre this month.
It is a world premiere and is a psychological thriller, written
by ex-Dr Who Script Editor, Cartmel, who also has written
screenplays, television scripts and novels.
Briefly, Hampstead psychiatrist, Dr Patrick Long, greets his
guests on a sultry summer evening, but the gathering is not what
One of the partygoers has a twisted sense of humour and another
has murder in mind.
The cast includes David Brett, Charlotte Corner, Sara Dee, Caroline
Gregory, Johnny Lyne-Pirkis, David McGillivray, Jonathan Rigby
and Iain Stirland.
Charlotte Corner is best known as the titian haired temptress
in Dark Knight (Channel 5) and in Relic Hunter (Sky
Well-known as film journalists specialising in horror and the
macabre, David McGillivray's credits as both actor and writer
include House of Whipcord, Frightmare and Satan's Seeds,
while Jonathan Rigby wrote English Gothic: A Century of Horror
Cinema and is the biographer of Christopher Lee, as well as
being a regular contributor to Shivers film magazine.
He also collaborated with the League of Gentlemen.
David Brett was a founder member of the chart-topping group,
The Flying Pickets, with whom he sang for seven years, touring
Sara Dee has just finished filming the sci-fi spoof feature film,
Cosmic Brain Suckers, with legendary comedy actor, Norman
Wisdom. She received a Performance Artist of the Year nomination
in the 2000 UK Erotic Oscars.
The production marks the London debut of director Pip Minnithorpe,
whose most recent work was Carl Miller's new play, Descent,
at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
End of the Night by Andrew Cartmel, Directed by Pip Minnithorpe,
Design by Cleo Pettitt, Music/Sound by Martin Pavey. Presented
by Long Shadow Productions in Association with Fumiko Thomas at
The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11
(July 15 to August 3 at 7.30pm, Sundays at 4.00pm). Tickets 020