Trap for a Lonely Man

by Robert Thomas

15 - 22 April 2023, 7.30pm
A gripping psychological thriller concerning a man who has apparently lost his wife

Set in an isolated chalet in the French Alps, Trap For A Lonely Man is a gripping psychological thriller concerning a man who has apparently lost his wife, and is rapidly losing his mind.

After having reported his wife’s disappearance to the police, Daniel Corban is visited by a young priest who claims he has found Madam Corban well and repentant for running out on her husband.

When Daniel’s wife enters the chalet however, he is outraged to discover that she is not Madam Corban, though she insists she is. It becomes increasingly apparent to Daniel that he is facing some sort of conspiracy, as various witnesses declare that she is indeed the Madam Corban they have seen happily ensconced in the chalet with Daniel before her disappearance occurred, and when the police fail to believe his story he can only conclude that they are trying to drive him mad – or worse still, to his death.

We learn that there is a considerable inheritance at stake, which is reason enough for a scheme of deception and corruption – but just who is telling the truth and to what lengths can a person go to distort the facts?

The tension and mystery are sustained to the very last moments of the play.

Cast & Crew


Daniel Corban… Peter Rigney
Maximin The Priest…Andy Hoyle
Florence…Rosemary Terry
Police inspector… Ian Lomas
Merluche …John Tanner
Mlle Berton…Gill Barham 
Policeman… Andrew Wallace

Director… Sue Stephenson

Props… Siobhan Ebden
Lighting… Luke Settle
Sound…  Brooke Jones
Costumes… Verity and teamSet… Verity Mann Chris Banantyne Andrew Wilson Carol Davies and team
Prompt Liz O’Driscoll

Publicity… David Ebden


Sat 22nd April 2023


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm