Bury Theatre Workshop to present ‘The Hollow’ at the Theatre Royal

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Bury Theatre Workshop returns to the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with their new production of The Hollow by Agatha Christie from Wednesday to Saturday, June 27 to 30.

A jolly gathering explodes into murder one weekend at the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell.

Dr Cristow is in trouble when his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica and wife Gerda arrive simultaneously.

Also visiting are Edward (in love with Henrietta) and Midge (who loves Edward). Veronica successfully rekindles the affair with Dr Cristow but is unable to persuade him to divorce his wife. She unwisely states that if she cannot have him then no one shall. Very soon someone is dead, nearly everyone has a motive and opportunity.

Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime.

The Hollow is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK in 1946 by the Collins Crime Club, it originally featured her famous detective Hercule Poirot but in 1951 Christie adapted the book into a highly-successful stage play, omitting Poirot from the narrative.

After an eight-week tour, the play opened at the Fortune Theatre, in London, on June 7, 1951, to an enthusiastic press response. It transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre on October 8, 1951, and ran for a total of 11 months and 376 performances.

Bury Theatre Workshopis a community theatre group formed in February 2012 from a group of theatre enthusiasts, actors, writers and directors, eager to give a voice to the creative and dynamic spirit of the community of Bury St Edmunds.

Through productions, workshops and play readings they offer opportunities to learn from each other and to develop the community’s experiences of theatre both as audience members and as participants.

Previous productions at Theatre Royal include The Good Person of Szechwan, The Duchess of Malfiand The Ladykillers.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/the-hollow/or visit the theatre in person.

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