Belper Players to present comical whodunnit

The Belper Players are presenting the comedy Murdered To Death next month
The Belper Players are presenting the comedy Murdered To Death next month

Belper Players promise an evening of merriment and mayhem next month in their forthcoming production of Murdered To Death by Peter Gordon, the group’s first production in its 80th anniversary year.

TV adaptations of Agatha Christie novels are rarely off our screens, but this play lovingly lampoons the traditional detective novel.

The action is set in a remote country manor where Mildred, the lady of the house, her long-suffering niece Dorothy, and butler Bunting prepare to entertain a motley crew of guests for dinner.

But all is not what it seems, and the evening quickly descends into murder. Luckily we can depend on local amateur sleuth Joan Maple to help out where the incompetent Inspector Pratt falls down.

Director Sara Noble-Nesbitt said: “It’s very, very funny, but behind all the gags is a clever little whodunnit, so there really is something for everyone.

“It’s suitable for older children too.

Murdered To Death will be performed at the The Strutt Centre in Belper, from March 16 to 19 at 7.30pm each night.

Tickets priced £8 (£7 under-18s, and £7 concessions on first night only are available on 07582 416610 or online at www.belperplayers.com