The Shadow of Dr Syn
Adapted and directed by Genevieve Trickett
This production was nominated for the Cygnet award at the ArtsRichmond Swan Awards 2014-2015. John Gilbert was nominated for best supporting actor in his role as Mr Mipps.
Smugglers in Kew
In the Spring of 2015, Q2 Players, Kew’s award winning amateur dramatics group, performed The Shadow of Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndike, adapted for stage and directed by lifelong fan Genni Trickett
Legendary smuggler The Scarecrow faces his toughest challenge yet trying to clear his name, find true love and prevent history repeating itself.
Reverend Christopher Syn a former pirate, turned smuggler appears to be the respectable vicar of Dymchurch to all but his closest friends. The Shadow of Doctor Syn is set during the time of the French revolution and Syn must rescue people from the Reign of Terror, thwart notorious French politician Robespierre and try to maintain his disguise in front of everyone around him, including the squire’s inquisitive daughter, Cicely.
Doctor Syn – Tim Goldman