The Shop at Sly Corner

Autumn 1963

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The Shop at Sly Corner - by Edward Percy
Performed - Thurs 28th to Saturday 30th November 1963 at the Blenkin Memorial Hall

After a crime-riddled past, Descius Heiss settles in London and to all appearances is a respectable gentleman. His chief aim is to provide happiness and security for his gifted daughter Margaret, who has been brought up in complete ignorance of her father's past. Ostensibly, Heiss runs an antique shop - but he is actually involved in a black market of buying and selling stolen jewels. Archie Fellows, the ambitious and unscrupulous shop assistant, stumbles upon Descius' secret, and sets about blackmailing him. Unable to cope with the pressure of Archie's hold, and with the fear his daughter may discover the truth, Heiss murders his assistant. Driven by a guilty desperation and fear of exposure from investigations by Scotland Yard, Heiss believes there is only one option open to him, and will die to protect his daughter from the past.

The action of the play takes place in a room at the back of a London shop.


In order of appearance, actors names on right:

Descius Heiss - Fred George
Archie Fellowes - Michael Dalby-Phillips
Maragaret Heiss - Pat Ostler
Joan Deal - Ann Baker
Mathilde Heiss - Gina Baker
Mrs Catt - Bess Berry
Robert Graham - Bill Atkinson
Corder Morris - Arthur Dalby-Phillips
Steve Hubbard - Colin Clark
John Elliott - Michael Roe

Production Team

Producer - Honor George
Stage Managers - Nicholas Broughton & Colin Clark
Set Design - 
Set Construction - 
Stage Crew - 
Wardrobe Mistress - Judith Roe
Properties - 
Lighting - George Budge
Sound - 
Business Manager - P. Wass
Prompter - Margaret Comer