Murder In Play

Murder In Play Programme Cover

a comedy thriller by Simon Brett

Directed by Jennifer Lewis

May 2004

Thursday 13th at 7.45 pm
Friday 14th at 7.45 pm
Saturday 15th at 7.45pm

There are some pictures on Murder In Play gallery page

As this production features a play within a play, the audience were provided with TWO programmes:

Both are available from the archive

Boris Smolensky's budget production of 'Murder at Priorswell Manor' is in final rehearsals. Things are not going well, when life imitates art and one of the cast is murdered on stage.

Who could have done it? And how?

The rampant egos amongst the inept company of actors mean that each could have a motive: Christa, a fading soap actress, the monstrous director himself, or perhaps his dippy mistress. What is the relationship between Boris and Pat the stage manager, and can any of them put up with Harrison's dire theatrical anecdotes for much longer? Or are they all just red herrings?

Despite all the drama offstage, the show must still go on...


The set for 'Murder At Priorswell Manor' on the stage of St George's Theatre, Eastcliff-On-Sea

Act 1

A summer afternoon

Act 2

Scene 1 - Six days later
Scene 2 - The following day

Renee Savage / Lady Dorothy CholmondleyMargaret Johnson
Tim Fermor / Major Rodney PirbrightNick Johnson
Ginette Vincent / Lady Virginia CholmondleyRuth Griffiths
Christa d'Amato / Mrs Puttock / Lady Dorothy CholmondleyKirsty Lincoln
Sophie Lawton / Triggs / Lady Virginia CholmondleyAmy Simpson
Harrison Bracewell / Mr Papadopoulos / Detective Inspector DelverPaul Sparks
Boris SmolenskySpencer Clayton
Pat / Mrs PuttockCecilia Briginshaw
Production Team
DirectorJennifer Lewis
Stage ManagementDavid Constable
 Paola Burgess
 Nick Drewry
CostumesJenny Sparks
LightingAnne Davies
Set Design, Construction & DecorationDavid Constable
 Paola Burgess
 Nick Drewry
 Anne Davies
PromptBetty Robertson
Front of House Manager Mike Sparks
Box OfficeBetty Burgess
Norman Burgess
Programmes & PublicityDavid Constable

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