I like visiting different theatres and I include in this the work of different amateur groups: I find the standard in London to be generally high, and the performance of House Guest I saw was no exception. Performed by the New Stagers in St Anne’s Hall, it was a unpredictable and gripping thriller.
Actors Robert and Stella live a charmed life just south of London with their young son. However, when Robert returns from a trip to Italy without him, he is forced to admit that he has been kidnapped. The kidnappers don’t want money, though: they want one of their number to stay as a guest in the home for several days. Twists and turns ensue as the couple tries to work out what is going on.
There were convincing performances from the whole cast, and the production was of the kind that has you on the edge of your seat throughout. A really enjoyable evening.