Four nights of laughter, murder and intrigue are promised with the Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre 16-22 rural tour of Murder At… – which will be performed at four different village halls, each forming their own ending for the title’s exclamation.
They are taking place at Denston Village Hall, on Friday, March 9; Hundon Village Hall, Friday, March 16; Stoke-by-Clare Village Barn, Saturday, March 17 and Ixworth Village Hall, Saturday, March 24.
It’s the final rehearsal for Peter Schaffer’s play Black Comedy, being put on by the local amateur dramatic society. Andy Felterbush the director is found dead on the stage and the members of the society are now up for questioning by Detective Corps-Nuds. No one is excused as they all have a motive but who could have possibly killed the director?
There is Hugh Gebrests who can’t act for toffee and whom Andy constantly criticised. Teresa Tickles, who Andy was having an affair with behind his wife’s back, assistant Director Anita.
Then there is the slightly drunken stage manager Erin Gobralez who hated the production, as well as an ex-RSC actor Dave playing a woman as they have run out of females, not forgetting Donna K. Bab and her precious daughter who she feels is getting no stage time.
The only decent actor is Mike Rotchburns who pops up at inconvenient times while the patron of the society Major Rod Stiffington and his associate are hoping their play gets the right treatment and if it doesn’t they will pull the plug!
Murder At… is performed by members of Youth Theatre 16-22, written by Theatre Royal Young Associate Alice Plampin and directed by Associate Artist David Whitney, who co-directed recent Theatre Royal productions Dick Whittington and Our Day Out.
Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org or visit the theatre in person.