Bridgewater Players Present...




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Natural Causes




by Eric Chappell


A dark comedy written by Eric Chappell

(Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh, Duty Free)


Walter Bryce enlists the services of the mysterious Vincent, a travelling salesman for the euthanasia organisation 'Exodus'. Vincent naturally assumes that Walter is to be his subject, but soon realises that it is Celia, Walter's wife, who is the intended client.

But why are all her suicide notes typewritten and why are none of them signed? And how does Walter's young, attractive and forceful secretary Angie fit into the plot?

Several attempts to do away with various characters result in multiple poisonings of a rubber plant. Will anyone actually drink the potion?


Stand by for a hilarious evening's entertainment by this brilliant comedy playwright.


The play enjoyed a highly successful tour of the UK in 1984, with George Cole playing the part of Vincent. It was also shown on TV, with a cast that included George Cole, Prunella Scales and Leslie Ash.



 Thurs 23rd – Sat 25th November 2017

    7.45pm (doors open 7.15pm)

 Thelwall Parish Hall

Bell Lane, Thelwall, Warrington WA4 2SX


Ticket prices: Thursday: £6.00 Fri & Sat: £6.50


To book tickets for this production, please call 01925 755846


 or click on the button below to book online.



Cast (in order of appearance)

Walter Bryce
   Paul Bidston
   Howard Brooks

 Kelly Jane Sargeant

Celia Bryce
   Ann Marie Saunders
Withers    Andy Rushman
Stage Manager  

 Bryan Porter

Assistant Stage Manager  

 Vonnie Rogers


 Colin Morrison

Lighting    David Jealous

 Rachel Flannery


 Norma Dransfield

Front of House  

 Cat Mercer

Set Design & Construction  

 Andy Rushman

The play is directed by Elwyn Thomas


The Bridgewater Players perform three full-length plays a year in Thelwall, near Warrington in Cheshire


This website will give you details of our history, organisation, past repertoire and forthcoming productions.

We rehearse at Thelwall Parish Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10pm. If you’d like to consider joining the players or if you wish to know more then click here, alternatively call 01925 755846 or contact us.


 Thelwall Parish Hall

Bell Lane  |  Thelwall  |  Warrington  |  Cheshire WA4 2SX
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