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A Strong Smell of Burning

by Graham J Evans
April 23rd & 24th  2005
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin

The action takes place in the ninth century, in a very poor hovel in Wessex, belonging to Oswald, a Saxon peasant and his family.

This is the first play  by Graham Evans, a former coal miner and soldier, now self-employed as an itinerant Poet and \Window Cleaner to the gentry.
Graham was born in Aberystwyth but raised 'down south' in the Rhymney Valley. This play won the coveted Crawshaw Cup in 2003.

The play  was
also presented by Rushen Players at the MADF One Act Play Festival in February where it won three awards.



Directed byVera Moon
Hilda (daughter of Oswald & Agnes)Caroline Coole
Agnes (wife of Oswald)Lesley Coole
Mildred (next door neighbour)Jenny Baker
Cedric (son of Oswald)Richard Patterson
Oswald (Saxon peasant)Wayne Kelsall
StrangerCarl Parker
HermitStan Woollock
Back Stage Crew
Lighting & SoundIan Galloway
Set & EffectsJohn Hayes, John Moon
Stage ManagerPat Clewis
BackstageSandra Lowey, Joan Hayes, Jane Foxon
Artwork & MakeupAdrienne Sanderson
Men of Harlech RecordingWendy McDowell & Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir 2014