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A Brief’s Encounter


Written by Sue Morris

If justice is truly blind, make sure you don’t stand in her way…

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Stuart Weatherby and Gareth Annerlie have known each other for years. More than once, it seems, Stuart has just managed to stay ahead of his rival… at school, at university, even in love. Tonight, however, is a joint celebration – for Gareth has just been appointed head of Chambers and Stuart has been made a judge. But amongst the guests, there are hidden secrets which are ripe to come to the surface, skeletons in cupboards and more than one score to settle.

Dramatic Personae

  • Stuart Weatherby: The retiring head of chambers, an ambitious man with an eye for the ladies and more than one secret to hide…
  • Anne Weatherby: His long-suffering wife, the only lady Stuart doesn’t seem to have an eye for…
  • Gareth Annerlie QC: The new head of chambers, he has always been second-best to Stuart since school days…
  • William Oldsmith: The senior chambers clerk, he has watched Anne suffer all these years…
  • Aloysius ‘Ginny’ Gynnsticke: a member of chambers with one eye on the ladies and another firmly on the bottle…
  • Jessica Raymond: A local solicitor, the new subject of Stuart’s affections, she has a dark secret…
  • Brenda Bolton: The Weatherby’s housekeeper. What is the secret regarding that tragic accident all those years ago?
  • Inspector Foot of the Yard: An Officer of the Law, who just happens to be passing at the time, who has his work cut out for him, solving another intriguing mystery…

Additional information


5 male, 3 female


Inspector Foot could be played by a female actor

Alternate Endings



Present day

Special Costume Requirements


Staging Requirements

Nothing special

Suitability for Family Audiences

Suitable for all ages


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