Murder in Play
26th to 28th May 2016
Written by Simon Brett
The story goes 'Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The actors are more interested in their egos than the play, the props seem to have a life of their own, and the director has personal problems!'
But fiction becomes reality when someone is murdered on stage. Who was the murderer? Was it one of the cast? Was it someone connected with the Director? Was it one of the rival actors? Or even, could it have been the Director himself?
Simon Brett’s hilarious text, a worthy companion to his Charles Paris theatrical thriller novels, ruthlessly satirises the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.
Louise O’Connor (‘Allo ‘Allo) returned to Ingatestone to direct this hilarious comedy-murder play which entertained our appreciative audiences, and kept them guessing who-done-it until the very end.
LADY DOROTHY CHOLMONDLEY
MAJOR RODNEY PIRBRIGHT
LADY VIRGINIA CHOLMONDLEY
Murder in Play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.