Being an aspiring young actor, it was only a matter of time before our very own David Battom (a Daniel Radcliffe look alike), landed a leading theatrical role. You see, when he is not involved in the despatch of our beautiful, high quality labels, David is a member of the highly acclaimed St John's Players amateur theatre group. The group, formed in 1947, is one of the oldest drama groups in the Cambridge area. They perform a wide variety of plays three times a year, including comedies, thrillers, modern-day and costume dramas.
David is playing his first leading role as Leonard Vole in the Agatha Christie classic, Witness for the Prosecution. Performances take place over the period Wed 18th to Sat 21st Feb, starting at 7.30pm at The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS. Box office details on 01223 210737 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/stjohnsplayers
As for the plot, the play is set in post-war London, where a young and charming Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy, elderly woman whom he befriended. She has left him her fortune in her will. Vole is defended by eminent QC, Sir Wilfrid Robarts, who is up against the formidable Miss Myers QC for the prosecution. Although the circumstantial evidence is damning, he has an alibi for the time of the murder. However, when the evidence from his mysterious wife, Romaine Heilger, comes out at the Old Bailey trial, the alibi unravels and all seems lost for Leonard as he faces the hangman's noose…
The production will undoubtedly be thrilling and will hopefully be a defining moment in David’s amateur acting career.
On behalf of everyone at Royston Labels, we wish David every success in his performances and hopes that he ‘breaks a leg’!