Welcome to the Sedlescombe Players website.
We are a community theatrical group based in Sedlescombe, near Battle, in East Sussex.
by Terence Rattigan
Based on the true case of Alma Rattenbury who, in 1935, was charged, together with her 18-year-old lover George Stoner, with the murder of her 3rd husband, the renowned architect, Francis Rattenbury.
The trial at the Old Bailey created a sensation at the time, with the public screaming for vengeance on this scarlet woman who was judged more for the crime of being a female with a sex drive, than for bludgeoning her husband to death with a mallet.
Nothing new about ugly media feeding frenzies.....!
It was the first double trial in legal history where the defendants tried to exonerate each other and take all the blame onto themselves and both continued to declare their love for each other to the very end.
"No one alive writes with such understanding of sexual love or with such profound pity for its victims." - Daily Telegraph, London
See "WHAT'S ON" page for ticket sales information and cast list .