The Fringe Files

The Cook Did It! (2012)

cover_thecookdidit2For 2012, The Fringe Files showcased brand new comedy farce The Cook Did It!, written by British playwright Michael Starr and directed collectively by the group.

The Plot

The once thriving Old Barn Country Hotel plays host to an unwanted spate of sinister murders. Jenkins undertakes the task of identifying the killer, however, it seems everybody has something to hide, except the cook, who’s really nice.

The Notes

For this production, The Fringe Files welcomed new members Ian Tapner (stage design), Gordon Watson (tech), Jenny Ball (performer), Nathalie Eeckhout (performer), Adam Holland (performer) and Lauren Bowen (performer). Regulars Quintin Mitchell (performer) and Arianne Wolodarsky (props master) both returned, whilst Michael Starr (writer / producer) and graphic illustrator Jeff Haas completed the line-up.

The Timetable

Rehearsals took place between July and October, 2012 at The Nog Inn (Wincanton). Performance venues included The Rhoda McGaw Theatre, as part of the Woking Drama Festival (October 11th, 2012), The Memorial Hall (Wincanton) on November 3rd, 2012 & The Drawbridge (Bristol) on November 4th, 2012.

The Team

The following members were involved in this production:

Collective Director
Jeff Haas Graphic Illustrator
Gordon Watson Sound & Light Tech
Ian Tapner Set Design
Arianne Wolodarsky Props Master
Michael Starr Performer / Writer / Producer
Quintin Mitchell Performer
Adam Holland Performer
Lauren Bowen Performer
Nathalie Eeckhout Performer
Jenny Ball Performer
Fernando Support Act

The Accolades

We are proud to have received the following award acknowledgements:

Gordon Watson nominated in ‘Best lighting’ category for production The Cook Did It!, presented at the Woking Drama Festival. [2012] [nominated]
Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best male actor’ category for production The Cook Did It!, presented at the Woking Drama Festival. [2012] [nominated]
Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best new play’ category for production The Cook Did It!, presented at the Woking Drama Festival. [2012] [nominated]

The Script

This script is now available to digitally download for free. If you do perform this play, please do consider offering a token donation to the writer. Click here to visit the download page.