A PLAY performed by an amateur dramatic group from Herefordshire sold out on multiple dates as theatregoers enjoyed the original local production.

Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society performed The Appointment, written by Rachel Lambert, at the Master’s House, a historic building in the town.

The Appointment was the third and final instalment in a series of plays based on the history of the house, succeeding The Visit and Between the Lines. It was directed by Heather Cambridge and produced by Sally Watson.

In a Facebook post marking the end of the shows, the theatre wrote: “Big well done to the cast and crew of The Appointment for multiple sold-out shows, and thank you everyone who has supported us along the way! A special shoutout to the director, Heather Cambridge, and producer, Sally Watson.”

The play was set in the 1970s when a GP surgery occupied part of the Master’s House in Ledbury, and followed Dr Watson and his newest recruit Dr Hall, who was hired by formidable head receptionist Mrs Reed.

The cast included Jon Gill as Dr Watson, Catherine Crosswell as Dr Hall and Katie Balson as Mrs Reed.


The Market Theatre described the play as a “fast, hilarious comedy presented as a promenade play in the beautiful Master’s House”.

The Master’s House is a late medieval timber-framed open-hall house with cross wings at each end, most of which is intact. It was built in the 15th century and is grade II listed.

The building was the home of St Katherine’s Hospital’s master, who managed the hospital estate and had the house built as his accommodation.