© 2019 University of Kent Players

The Maltese Falcon

May 2019

The University of Kent Players present a live recording of The Maltese Falcon, a staged radio play performed outside in the Eliot Cloisters, Canterbury.


In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman. As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows… Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejewelled Maltese falcon.

Cast of Characters

Sam Spade-             Robin Rose Breetveld

Effie Ferine-              Jess Hudson

Brigid Wonderly/      Katie Blythe


Miles Archer /           Zarina Hawkins

Joel Cairo / DA /

Captain Jacoby

(Man 2)

Kaspar Gutman /      James Manning

Lieutenant Dundy

Detective Tom           MJ Royer

Polhaus / Wilmer



Director/ Host            Vicky Gatward-Warner

Assistant Director      Kat Flaxman

/ Announcer

Tech                           Sophie Taylor

Support                      Kevin White

Front of House           Jonathan Thirlwell

There will be two 1pm performances (Sat 4th and Sun 5th May) and one sunset 7pm performance (Sat 4th May only). The performance duration is an approx hour. This is an outdoor event, bring a picnic, a blanket and relax outside as we take you back to the golden age of 1940s radio style entertainment. Tickets can be bought online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-maltese-falcon-radio-play-by-the-university-of-kent-players-tickets-58375451547

Limited tickets will be available on the door, payable by debit or credit card only.


Situated in the heart of campus, Eliot College is accessible to all. Visitors can park in Eliot Car Park (recommended), Beckett Court Car Park, and Keynes College Car Park. If using sat nav use post code CT2 7NS.