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Play Reading

Welcome to our forth on-line play reading

Join up with fellow Rushen Players members

On Tuesday 2nd June 2020 we will read

Fate's Thread
by Stephen Bean

Susan Davies is a successful executive married to her 'bit of rough' - Jack the local garage mechanic. But
now Jack is fed up of being the 'kept man'. He'd like to break with Susan, but he doesn't want to lose the
lifestyle … or his mistress, Margaret.

Then, Susan has a fatal 'accident' in her newly repaired car.

Susan doesn't take well to being a ghost. She has to share a cold graveyard with the loud-mouthed Alice
(who was burned as a witch in 1647) and the prim miss, Harriett (stabbed to death, 1884). She hates
being kept prisoner by some invisible barrier that, apparently, the three of them cannot pass through. And
why won't Alice and Harriet accept that the car crash was just an accident?

The trouble is that if Susan can't be 'reconciled' to her murder soon, she will be dragged off to spend the
rest of eternity in the Sea of Lost Souls, something that both Alice and Harriett fear more than anything.
They must convince Susan that she was murdered before the 'things' come to take her away.

The proof lies beyond the graveyard and they are unable to get to it until Alice confesses she has found a
way round the barrier, a way to visit the living and hear their conversations. Can she take Susan there to
listen to Jack's confession?

Fates Thread is a ghost story. It's a murder mystery, and a light comedy. It's a race against time to save a

Meeting over ZOOM (social distancing no-problem)
This play has a cast of 6

First download your script by clicking the link below


You can either use it on another device (tablet/phone) or print it out at home
We will also post the script on the screen during the Zoom play reading

To join the play reading click the link below just before 8:30 pm on Tuesday 2nd June

Join ZOOM meeting

A new window will appear in your Browser similar to this
You don't need to download Zoom or use any passwords
If you have already downloaded Zoom, then you probably know the ropes!
Note there is a new version of Zoom, with improved secuity, which will be essential
to download if you have not already done this.


Click the 'Join a Meeting' button and wait to be to the meeting
You will see the following screens
Click to launch the meeting

If you don't want to download the Zoom App then click 'Join from your Browser'
However this feature is not available on iPad or iPhone
Enter your 'name', click the 'I'm not a robot', Click 'Join'
'Allow' use of your microphone
Start your Video camera
Enable your audio
Finally click the 2 buttons
Adjust your camera so we can see you

If you intend to read a part please
e-mail (click here) beforehand
so we can be sure to include you

If you just want to listen in and laugh
(at the play and the inevitable confusion of this first time effort)
can you please mute your microphone when others are reading

See you on the 2nd (Tomorrow)


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