A spellbinding ghost story. Desperate to exorcise the ghosts of his past, a Victorian lawyer recounts his chilling experiences. As a young man he is sent to the mysterious Eel Marsh House to wind up a deceased estate and suddenly finds himself trapped in the horrors that lie behind its shuttered windows. Populated by eerie marshes, sudden fogs and ghostly sounds, his frightful story paints the picture of a man trying to escape the tragedies of his life. One of the most gripping and successful theatre productions ever staged – running in London’s West End since 1989!
by Stephen Mallatratt, Book by Susan Hill
Starring: Mark Jenkins, John Wright, Melissa Macpherson Director: Marianne Copithorne Set Designer: Paul Bezaire Lighting Designer: Cory Sincennes Sound Designer: Dave Clarke Costume Designer: Sheena Haug Stage Manager: Tracey Byrne
CAST & CREW
Mark most recently was seen performing in COMEDY OF ERRORS and TITUS ANDRONICUS with Free Will Players. Prior to that he starred in BUDDY, here at Theatre Network, and before that in ONE at Workshop West’s Canoe Festival. His animation was also seen in Azimuth Theatre’s SUKAT. Other credits include A LIFE IN THE DAY FOR THE MAGGIE TREE, ARE WE THERE YET? and WORK PLAYS for Concrete Theatre, MACGREGOR’S HARD ICE CREAM & GAS for Shadow Theatre, SUMMIT CONFERENCE for Northern Light Theatre and MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS for Vertigo Theatre. His film credits include FREEZER BURN: INVASION AT LAXDALE and he will next be seen in Citadel Theatre’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Mark is an improvisational dancer, a classical animator, visual artist and a new dad. Wish him luck.
A 35 year Veteran of the Canadian Stage, John has appeared across the country from Halifax’s Neptune Theatre to the Vancouver Playhouse.
2006-2009 theatrical engagements include TITUS ANDRONICUS and A COMEDY OF ERRORS for the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival, PALACE OF THE END for Theatre Network, FIRE for CanStage and The Citadel, YHE MIGHTY CARLINS for Workshop West, STILL DESIRE YOU for WCTC and Alberta Theatre Projects. THE WINTERS TALE and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for the RiverCity Shakespeare Festival, THE FLYFISHER’S COMPANION for Shadow Theatre, OLIVER and A CHRISTMAS CAROL for The Citadel Theatre and OF MICE AND MEN for Theatre Calgary and CanStage.
He is also a regular TV and Film performer whose credits include CBC OPENING NIGHT, CHASING THE CHAMELEON, MENTORS, MACGYVER, THE BEACHCOMERS, DANGER BAY, RAY BRADBURY THEATRE, SMALL SACRIFICES and the features DEADLY ARRANGEMENT, WALLS and THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES.
A four time Sterling Award winner, John is delighted to be back with the TN Team.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Melissa is just tickled to be back onstage here with the gang at the Mayfield. Some other past Mayfield shows include All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Golden Age of Rock, Pop and Doo-Wop. Look for her this spring in The Invisibles: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare for Catalyst Theatre.
Marianne is delighted to be able to return to Theatre Network and collaborate with this fabulous team of creative artists on Hannah Moscovitch’s WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW. Previous directing credits with Theatre Network include COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor, CHOKE by Cathleen Rootsaert, THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Stephen Mallatratt, and PERFECT PIE, PALACE OF THE END and HABITAT by Judith Thompson. Marianne is currently Artistic Director of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and will celebrate her eleventh year in that position this coming summer. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting and MFA Directing programs at the University of Alberta, and teaches Theatre Arts students acting at Grant MacEwan University. Much love and thanks to Bradley Moss.
After 8 happy seasons as the Technical Director for Theatre Network at the (pre-fire) Roxy theatre Paul felt a need to do some touring and so, when the opportunity to Stage Manage for The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s arose Paul jumped at it. Having now toured 2 shows across Canada, the US and throughout 5 countries in Europe the need to tour is really being satisfied. Theatre Network isn’t completely out of Paul’s blood stream however, so whenever the opportunity arises to come back he does. “It has been an enormous pleasure to work with this team again! Thanks Theatre Network!”
Cory is an award winning designer, currently residing in Charlottetown, PEI. His set, costume and lighting designs have received both national and international recognition. His work has been seen throughout Canada, as well as throughout Europe and Russia. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. Recent Designs: EVANANGELINE, BITTERGIRL THE MUSICAL (Charlottetown Festival) LIBERATION DAYS (Theatre Calgary/WCT), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, LES MISERABLES (WCT); MARY POPPINS, NEXT TO NORMAL, (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre); MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, VENUS IN FUR, ROMEO AND JULIET, SPAMALOT, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Citadel); LAST 5 YEARS, MICHEL AND TI-JEAN, and LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH (Theatre Network). www.corysincennes.com
Dave is a musician, actor and writer. He has composed music and produced sound designs for theatre, film, dance and multi-media for three decades. Recent designs include MOVING ALONG (Theatre Network), 6.0 HEAP & PEBBLE (Northern Light Theatre) and EVIE’S WALTZ (Shadow Theatre). Other projects include THE MISSIONARY POSITION (University of Alberta), a soundtrack for the feature film THE PHARMACIST and a family musical about a profoundly deaf mother with a hearing son based on his own experience entitled SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SUNG ME. Dave is the co-writer and composer for the animated cartoons at Rantdog.com. He is also the sound guy for CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW. Dave has won several awards for his work, including Sterling Awards for Outstanding Score (DOG, Surreal SoReal Theatre), Musical Direction (ILSA, QUEEN OF THE NAZI LOVE CAMP) and Sound (SHAKESPEARE’S WILL, VIMY, THE ECSTATICS).
Sheena is a freelance artist who loves to play dress up. Recent designs include: Co-Production Design for BEOWULF THE KING (with Daniela Maselis, Workshop West), Costumes for BOEING BOEING (Mayfield Dinner Theatre) and TOAD OF TOAD HALL (Red Deer College). Sheena is the Costume Associate for FRANKENSTEIN, NEVERMORE and HUNCHBACK (Catalyst Theatre). She has also acted as Wardrobe Assistant for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival (2007-2011). Other credits include head scenic painter for SEEDSAVERS (Workshop West) and production design for FAITH HEALER (Onion Theatre). Sheena holds a BFA in Theatre Design (U of A, 2008) and certificates for Costume Cutting and Construction (RDC, 2003, 2004).
Recent Stage Management credits include; THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE for Theatre Network, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival and Assistant Stage Manager for ROMEO AND JULIET for the Citadel Theatre. Special thanks to Bradley Moss and everyone at Theatre Network for their guidance and support! It has been a blast working with such a wonderful and talented ensemble! Tracey sends her love to John, Liam, Grace and Emma.