Laying the Ghost

By Simon Williams
Directed by Robert Harsley

Origin Theatrical


15/8/13 to 25/8/13


8:00pm / 2:00pm matinee


This moving, witty play is set in a retirement home for actors. The plot revolves around ex-actor Margot Buchanan who does not want to be reminded that it is her 70th birthday! Unfortunately for her, most of the residents around her are keen on celebrating it!

The cast includes an interesting collection of characters, Freda, Margot’s psychic friend; the no-nonsense manager of the home; Margot’s ex-husband Sir Leo Buchanan, a philanderer and womaniser; Judy his current wife; and an aspiring young actress.

Sir Leo, unfortunately, suffers a fatal heart attack and the scene is set for much chaos and hilarity as his ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between his three women… but visible only to Freda.

Everything does sort itself out, but not before a deeply touching ending when Margot receives a very unexpected birthday gift!


Margot – Veronica Hannebery
Sir Leo – Peter Hatherley
Sadie – Casey Bohan
Mrs Kidd – Debbie Rowland
Lady Judy Buchanan – Margaret Rawlinson
Freda – Michele Haywood