And Evermore Shall Be So

And Evermore Shall Be So

About the Play

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song “Green Grow the Rushes O” the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. The story twists and turns, leaving the audience guessing until the very last moment of the play.

And Evermore Shall Be So is produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals (Samuel French)

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After a rather arduous process, I have now achieved Permanent Resident status and am delighted to be working my wiles in the True Theatre Strong and Free. My late mother was a high school dramatics teacher and had me onstage by the time I was three. It’s really unfair to get a kid hooked that early, but here I am, sixty-mumble years later, still playing the fool. I am extraordi-narily grateful to North Vancouver Community Players for handing me my first directing gig in Canada. It’s been a rich learning experience for me and I don’t get many of those at my age. My directing philosophy is to get the very best actors and techies I can find, then get the hell out of their way and let them make me look like a genius. How well does this work? You’re about to find out. Thank you for supporting the performing arts in my new homeland! – Christopher Key

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players’ production of And Evermore Shall Be So. We always try to pick a mystery play for the Halloween season and this one will not disappoint! We hope that you will leave Hendry Hall tonight having enjoyed a wonderful evening of live entertainment. If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

CastCrewProduction InfoAbout the Company
Character Played by
The Wandering Minstrel Julia Walmsley/Rachel Eaves
Ida Cornish Pat Junnila
Sheila Pashley Kathy Bradley
David Lilywhite Alasdair MacDonald
Helen Lilywhite Rachel Eaves
Roy Steadman Liam Fazackerley
Lydia Summerfield Brianna Sacry
Edwin Summerfield Andrew Lissett
Brandon Walsh Caitlin Hill
Maurice Walker Dan Leckey
Gwendoline Cranshawe Karen Edland
Director Christopher Key
Production Manager Shirley Helgason
Author Norman Robbins
Stage Manager Meghan McNeight
Assistant Stage Manager Shirley Helgason
Musical Director Julia Walmsley
Dialect Coaches Christopher Key, and Rachel Eaves
Set Designer Linda Sharp
Set Construction Barry Walker, Arnie Ostevik, and Bob Martin
Set Decorators Linda Sharp, Robin Hilliard, Glynnis Brassil, Solanges Santerre, and Sharon Lisette
Properties Carolyn Coles, Solanges Santerre, Susan Stanley, and Pete D’Arcy
Lighting Designer Bill Howorth
Lighting Assistants Sebastien Marsais
Sound Designers Peter Zednik
Lighting and Sound Operator Chris Stanley
Costumes Glynnis Brassil
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh, and Pam Kearns
Front-of-House Coordinator Sandy Branning
Opening Night Catering/Decoration Shelley Smith, Ray Boucher, and Beatrijs Brett
Box Office Sue Worrow
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates October 19 to November 3, 2018
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Murder Mystery / Comedy
Special Thanks To Lacey Oleson, Urban Repurpose (Brooksbank), Deep Cove Stage Society, North Shore News, First Impressions Theatre, Barry Walker, Jutta Vertegaal, and Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub
Christopher Key Director – Christopher is most grateful to NVCP for his first Canadian directing gig and loves writing about himself in the third person. With this brilliant cast and crew, how could he go wrong? Love to Reiko for the joie de vivre.
Kathy Bradley Sheila Pashley – Kathy is delighted to be once again involved in a Hendry Hall production. It has been a pleasure working with the talented cast, hard working crew and its great director. Her most recent productions include Go Back for Murder (Miss Williams), Arsenic and Old Lace (Miss Brewster) for Theatre West Van and Are you Sure (Maria) for Deep Cove Stage Society. She was also stage manager for Hendry Hall’s production of Mary, Mary.
Rachel Eaves Helen Lilywhite – Rachel would like to thank NVCP and Christopher Key for including her in this production. She would also like to thank her husband and three kids for allowing her the time to get back into theatre again after a long absence. Her recent roles include playing Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Moneypenny in Shaken, Not Stirred with SMP Dramatic Society.
Karen Edland Gwendoline Cranshawe – Karen was last seen as Faith in FreeKey Productions’ of Seeds of Change in Bellingham WA, as well as in Love Letters and Vampire Dreams. In between odd jobs and dog sitting, she records audiobooks. She wishes to thank her family for their support. For those who drove the distance, “wow.”
Liam Fazackerley Roy Steadman – Liam discovered his love of acting in Grade 11 of high school. He then attended the one-year program at Vancouver Film School to hone his craft. After VFS, Liam pursued his on-screen acting career, landing roles on TV shows Unspeakable and Izombie while also keeping his skills sharp starring in a play for the Brave New Play Rites for UBC. Liam continues pursuing his love for acting in And Evermore Shall Be So.
Caitlin Hill Brandon Walsh – Caitlin is a graduate of the UBC opera program, and has been performing on various stages since her teens. She is so excited to be working with Christopher again, who cast her in her first ever musical when she was 15! Credits include Paride in Paride ed Elena (Opera Popolare), Jordan in Sechs (DMQ Productions), Joey Biltmore/Hotbox Dancer in Guys and Dolls, and is excited to be featured again with Too Fly Productions in VAMP coming next May.
Pat Junnila Ida Cornish – Pat is thrilled to be treading the boards for the first time at Hendry Hall in a production with such a talented cast and crew. Her recent stage appearances include Theatre West Van’s production of Go Back For Murder, two previous Theatre West Van productions of Fawlty Towers , Surrey Little Theatre’s Calendar Girls and Home Child. She’s even played a king in a Deep Cove Stage Society annual pantomime.
Dan Leckey Maurice Walker – Dan, after an 11-year hiatus from the stage, is thrilled to be back thanks to the North Vancouver Community Players. Rehearsing has been a great experience due to working with a wonderful director, cast, and crew. Enjoy the show!
Andrew Lissett Edwin Summerfield – Andrew’s recent theatre credits include Chapter Two, directed by Amy Starkey and Blithe Spirit directed by Jacqollyne Keath, for which he won Best Actor at this year’s Theatre BC Zone Festival. He has also worked on film and television both acting and doing voice-overs. This is his first play with NVCP and he appreciates the talented cast and crew that have made it all possible.
Alasdair MacDonald David Lilywhite – Alasdair would like to thank NVCP and the director for this opportunity to make his theatrical debut in Vancouver! It’s been a pleasure working with the cast and crew and it has been a fun journey. He received his love of acting in the UK where he took drama in school, performing in Shakespeare and other plays. He recently graduated from the Vancouver Film School.
Brianna Sacry Lydia Summerfield – Brianna has been acting from a young age in church and school plays and is a recent graduate of the One-Year Acting for Film and TV Program at Vancouver Film School. She hails from West Richland, Washington State and was very involved in the community theatre program there. She would like to thank her parents for their love and support and you lovely folks who came out to support the show!