The widow of a heroic officer is assaulted by an unknown attacker and an investigation, followed by a kangaroo court, takes place to determine the attacker's identity.
James Haslam, as 2nd Lt. Millington, turns in a sterling performance with arrogance aplenty, defying almost every order given by his superiors. Haslam’s performance was convincing throughout.
As the Adjutant, Jason Crompton provided an authoritative portrayal of Capt. Robert Harper. Crompton has a stage presence many would be proud of and this came across as he worked his way through the challenges thrown at him, not only by the defiant Millington, but from his superior, Senior Subaltern 2nd Lt. Richard Fothergill, which was safe in the hands of accomplished performer John Whitehead.
David Holt as Pradah Singh, the Mess Major Domo, impressed with his take on this role. Consistent accent throughout, the scene with Melissa Ratcliffe as Mrs Bandanai was very impressive, delivered in fluent Gujarati.
The focus of the Court Marshall was based on the assault of a Mrs Marjorie Hasseltine and Gail Costello was more than impressive in this role.
This was a credible performance that gave us the snobbery and air of grandeur you would expect from the widow of a high-ranking officer followed by great emotion when recounting the assault and dealing with the stressful cross examination.
This was a great performance and showed off the abilities of this seasoned and accomplished actress.
Supporting roles by new and existing Marco members were of the same high standard which was a positive in ensuring the quality of the piece.
With an excellent set and stunning costumes the Marco Players have yet again presented a drama of the highest quality.
Director Connor O’Beirne should sit back and congratulate himself on the success of his directing debut - a great production.