The Mercury Players Present: The Women of Lockerbie - A Live Play

Actions Panel

Multiple dates

The Mercury Players Present: The Women of Lockerbie - A Live Play

There are still tickets to the Saturday and Sunday Shows at Ten Old Books call 250-715-1383. (as of Noon June 1)

By Mercury Players Society

When and where

Date and time

Fri, May 26, 2023 7:30 PM - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 4:00 PM PDT


Duncan Showroom 131 Station Street Duncan, BC V9L 3W4 Canada

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

On December 21, 1988 PanAm Flight 103 crashed onto a residential street in Lockerbie, Scotland. Seven years later “The Women of Lockerbie” are still struggling to come to terms with the fallout from the Lockerbie Bombing. This is a fictional play inspired by the Lockerbie Laundry Ladies who laundered the passengers' clothing so that it could be returned to the families of the dead. The play is presented with a chorus in the Greek Style of Theatre at the Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street.

Madeline and Bill travel from New Jersey to Lockerbie, Scotland. Madeline, played by Megan Bourns, is hoping to find some physical piece of evidence that her son died in Lockerbie. Adrian Ingham as Bill is trying to come to terms with “Why”. Why did his son die? Why can his wife not find closure? Why? After attending a vigil in the town Madeline and Bill roam the nearby hills struggling to make sense of the loss of their son. Near the creek that flows down the hillside they encounter “The Women of Lockerbie”.

Shawnigan Players regular Jan Ovans is Olive, a spry senior who has come into conflict with the officious American George Jones. Olive and her friends want to take possession of stored clothing items so that they can be laundered and returned to the families. The Chorus is played by Lisa Read, Bethanny Brooks, Margie Pringle and Shauna Clinging. George, played by Dan Leckey, has been tasked with storage and disposal of all items that were held for the investigation of the bombing. Olive is aided by Hattie, the feisty cleaning lady at the storage facility played by Lori Appleton.

Director Sylvia Swift is excited to be working with the Greek Style of theatre where the chorus helps to clarify the story and connect with the audience. To quote a director of the play “Evil only triumphs when you allow it to. The best way to combat it, is with fierce love, great acts of kindness and strength of community.


May 26, Friday 7:30pm, May 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm,

Jun 1, 2 & 3, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, June 3 & 4, Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm

Doors open 1/2 hour before show time.


Ticket Prices: $25 General Admission $20 Seniors/Students Tickets are available at Ten Old Books or online at or

About the organizer

The Mercury Players are a not-for-profit organization of inclusive, welcoming and eclectic theatre enthusiasts in Duncan since 1999. We daringly tackle the big and the smaller plays, usually with great success. Feel free to contact and ask about our shows, auditions, improv events, play readings and other ways of participating.