The Shadow of Dr Syn

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.

Cast List:

Doctor Syn – Tim Goldman

Mr Mipps – John Gilbert
Cicely Cobtree – Cat Lamin
Jimmie Bone – Craig Cameron-Fisher
Sir Antony Cobtree – Tim Williams
Aunt Agatha – Harriet Muir
Captain Foulkes – Scott Tilley
Major Faunce – Kirk Johnston
Maria de Longue – Linda Lindberg
Mrs Waggetts – Veronica Martin
Lord Cullingford – Kurt Walton
NB Due to camera error we only have a few photos of this show