This is the website of Maria Plumb & Rod Thompson

Our Theatrical Offerings

"An Italian Straw Hat": a wild French farce by Eugene Labiche, translated and adapted by the two of us was presented by Villanova Players from 19th Nov to 4th Dec 2010
A great success - over a thousand people saw and enjoyed the play.

Our adaptation of "The Busybody" by Susanna Centlivre

which was presented by Villanova Players in July 2003,
by the Burnside Players , directed by Brendan Clare
9th - 18th November 2006,
by the Colonial Players, Annapolis USA, directed by Carol Youmans
5th - 8th June 2008,
and most recently by the Bedford Players, Halifax Canada, directed by Karen Waterfield
28th Apr - 14th May 2011 (we attended the final night of this very successful production).

"Doctor Ox: The Experiment" by Rod, from a story by Jules Verne

which was presented by Villanova Players in September 2006

These plays are available by negotiation to other theatre companies
Please e-mail for more information.


Maria most recently appeared in a production by Villanova Players of "Switzerland" by Joanna Murray-Smith, from Fri 21st August 2020, to Sun 23th August.


Rod most recently appeared in a production by Villanova Players of "Emma" from the novel by Jane Austen, adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher , from Fri 1st March 2020, to Sat 9th March.

Rizpah (Maud) Plumb
and Frances Thompson

Rod's papers on Spatial Data Management

Our Trip to Antarctica - February 2005

Our Trip to Delft in The Netherlands - February-June 2006

Sailing on Moreton Bay

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And our Famous Praying Mantis Video

This little video has had hundreds of thousands of hits, and hundreds of comments. It carries a five star rating, and has been published in such august places as the Journal of Improbable Research

"Son of Mantis"

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