The Guild Players

Production 191 An Experiment with an Air Pump





1799 – On the eve of a new century, the house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance and farcical amateur dramatics.

1999 – In a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years.

Shelagh Stephenson’s daring and thoughtful play, inspired by the painting of Joseph Wright of Derby, was joint recipient of the 1997 Margaret Ramsey Award and premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.










The Cast

The Cast


Joseph Fenwick/Tom Paul Curd
Susannah Fenwick/Ellen Claire Middleton 
Harriet Fenwick Sarah Holman
Kate Shirley Linsdell
Maria Fenwick Savannah Manning
Peter Mark Roget Ieuan Briers
Thomas Armstrong/Phil Joe Harris
Isobel Bridie Debbie Pinfold 

Production Team

Production Team

Director Duncan Currie
Producer Debbie Pinfold
Set Design Gareth Winters
Set Construction Howard Rendle & Gareth Winters
Costumes Debbie Pinfold
Prompt Jocinda Higginson
Head of Publicity Jon Mabbs
Stage Manager Brett Linsdell
Lighting & Sound Astor Technical Team


East Kent Mercury:

East Kent Mercury People - Paul Curds

East Kent Mercury People - Joe Harris




Recent action from the latest shows

Next Show

The drama An Experiment with an Air Pump which will be performed between Wed 1st and Sat 4th June 2016 at The Astor Community Theat

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The Annual General Meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday 12th January 2017 at St Andrew's Church Hall.

All Guild Players members and friends are invited