Christie spoof back by popular demand

Sarah Wynne Kordas and Nicholas Briggs in a scene from Murdered To Death.
Sarah Wynne Kordas and Nicholas Briggs in a scene from Murdered To Death.

MURDERED To Death has been resurrected by popular demand and can be seen once again at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from February 7 to 12.

The play, written by Peter Gordon, enjoyed a hugely successful week in last summer’s Classic Thriller Season at the venue.

Produced and directed by Colin McIntyre, this is a hilarious spoof of the Agatha Christie genre and will feature a cast of familiar faces from the much-loved Classic Thriller repertory company.

The mystery unfolds in the elegant lounge room of a country manor house in the 1930s. A wonderful pastiche of ‘whodunnit’ characters take turns to steal the stage, including the love-lorn Mildred, her stoic housekeeper Dorothy and their acerbic and often inebriated butler, Bunting.

When a grisly murder takes place, the hilariously inept Inspector Pratt and his bumbling sidekick Constable Thompkins try to make sense of the ensuing investigation.

Add to this mix a batty local spinster who loves to solve mysteries, a French art dealer, a high society lady, a blustering Colonel and his frosty wife and you have a classic murder mystery, with lots of red herrings thrown in for good measure.

The cast for Murdered To Death will feature a number of actors familiar to people who regularly attend the Classic Thriller seasons at the venue, including Valerie Holliman (best known as Clare in eight series of TV’s London’s Burning) as Mildred, Sarah Wynee Kordas as Dorothy, John Hester as Bunting, Adrian Lloyd-James as Colonel Charles Craddock, Samantha Sanns as Margaret Craddock, Rebecca Tanwen as Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington, Jeremy Lloyd Thomas as Pierre Marceau, Karen Henson as Joan Maple, Patric Kearns as Constable Thompkins and Nicholas Briggs resuming his highly-acclaimed role as Inspector Pratt.

Tickets to see Murdered To Death at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal are available by calling the box office on 015 9895555.