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Borley Rectory, The Most Haunted House in Essex

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This is the true story of Borley Rectory. Follow all residents and  their families as the ghosts wreak havoc. There ares séances, deceit, happenings and revelations. Was it true? Was Marianne Foyster merely playing the press? Who was the nun that walks the garden above the ground and who is Francois D’arles?

 

 

 

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Product ID: 7423

Additional information

Author

Genre

Drama

Script Style

Full Length Play

Male Cast

11

Female Cast

12

Total Cast

23

Synopsis

This is the true story of Borley Rectory. Follow all residents and  their families as the ghosts wreak havoc. There ares séances, deceit, happenings and revelations. Was it true? Was Marianne Foyster merely playing the press? Who was the nun that walks the garden above the ground and who is Francois D’arles?

Cast

Annabel James: An actress

Harry Price: The lecturer

Henry Dawson Ellis Bull: The rector

Mary Ann Bull: The rector’s wife

Harry Bull: His son

Ethel Bull: Henry’s daughter

Freda Bull: Henry’s daughter

Mabel Bull: Henry’s daughter

Elsie Bull: Henry’s daughter

Rev. Eric Smith: Third vicar

Mabel Smith: Eric’s wife

Lucie Kaye: Price’s secretary

Vince Wall: A Daily Mirror reporter

Lionel Foyster: Fourth rector of Borley

Marianne Foyster: Lionel’s wife

Sir George Whitehouse: Foyster acquaintance

Lady Whitehouse: Whitehouse’s spouse

Francois D’arles: The lodger

Francois D’Arles Junior: D’arles’ young son

Douglas Ian: Marianne’s illegitimate child

Mr Warren: Marks Tey Spiritualist Circle

Mrs Warren: Marks Tey Spiritualist Circle

Louis Mayerling: Sceptic and hoaxer

Sample

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Previous Performances

Sudbury Theatre, Summer 2006

West Cliff Theatre, Clacton on sea, March 2006

Colbayns High Scool, Clacton on Sea, April 2006

1 review for Borley Rectory, The Most Haunted House in Essex

  1. Steve Davies

    Borley Rectory, The Most Haunted House In Essex?
    A good question indeed: There are more questions than answers in this spooky play by Owen J.Lewis. The narrative traces the lives and terrifying hauntings of the incumbents of Essex’s Borley Rectory. From the end of the Nineteenth to the beginning of the Twentieth centuries, Borley traces the story of the ghostly activities happening at the Rectory.
    Many solutions are tried from séances to simple “watches” through the night, to map the happenings and diarise their happenings.
    From the eccentric Reverend Bull and his family right through to the infamous Marianne and Lionel Foyster, the story weaves its frightening past. The latter going down in history as fakers and publicity seekers: The Foyster’s story alone is a fascinating one. Marianne is clearly wanting in an area that Lionel cannot satisfy. So taking matters into her own hands Mrs. Foyster has an affair with the French/Cockney caretaker Francois D’arles.
    Such tension, such promise and such escapism. Whilst having this affair Marianne convinced of the hauntings, brings in the avuncular ghost hunter, Harry Price. Price also narrates the whole story and the clever idea of setting the play in a meeting of the WI works well for Lewis as the story romps along nicely and leaves the entire audience wondering. Why does Mayerling want to disprove him?
    I saw this show in Sudbury, Suffolk and the packed theatre was wrapped up in the whole story. It was satisfying to hear all the oohs and aaaahhhs and frightened laughter of the audience as they sat on their edge of their seats as the action continued.
    Many believe the story wholesale many doubt it equally strongly, Lewis’ tale spookily proves and disproves each argument. Probably the most exciting two hours of Drama I have seen for a while. This is a five star stellar review.
    Sofia Broomfield
    Summer 2006

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