Comedy mystery comes to life
Murdered To DeathDeben PlayersThe Seckford Theatre, WoodbridgeA RICH aunt, an extra martial affair, a couple of fake paintings, a little old nosey lady and a missing revolver - the plot thickens, or should I say the “thick plotens.
Murdered To Death
The Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge
A RICH aunt, an extra martial affair, a couple of fake paintings, a little old nosey lady and a missing revolver - the plot thickens, or should I say the “thick plotens.”
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A comedy murder mystery set in a frankly boozy country house drawing room, Murdered To Death is an amusing take on an old formula.
The Deben Players have excelled themselves with this production with some lovely timing, some great acting and a show which keeps the audience entertained throughout.
- 1 Police want to trace man in connection with Waterfront sexual assault
- 2 Former Ipswich teacher appears in court charged with historic sex offences
- 3 Supermarket switch opens door to new Ipswich Lidl
- 4 Work finally starts on the Ipswich Garden Suburb after decades of debate
- 5 70-year-old woman arrested in connection with human trafficking offences
- 6 Man and woman arrested after Ipswich stabbing
- 7 Life sentence for Hartshorne-Jones who shot wife dead at home
- 8 Well-known Felixstowe bookseller to retire and hand over to vinyl store
- 9 Pictures show flooding along Suffolk coast
- 10 Farmfoods set to move in as Aldi confirms closure of store on Ipswich estate
As suspicion and intrigue surround the bloody murder, the strong and talented cast brought the production to life.
Peggy Branch excelled as Mildred Bagshot and Geoff Jacobs as Bunting the butler deserves a mention for his entertaining performance as the family's “old container”.
With limbs all over the place and a flair for accents Kellyanne Crane was on good form as the devastatingly cutting and posh Elizabeth Hartley - Trumpington..
While George Holmes displayed his undoubted comic talent as the bumbling and malapropism-prone Inspector Pratt
and David Hawkins as sherry loving Charles Craddock and Simon Dodwell as the down trodden PC Thomkins were also enjoyable to watch.
Lavish frocks, a pair of plus fours and a great set - I especially liked the landscapes on the wall - which included what looked like some rather nice antique furniture - added to the period feel of the piece cleverly directed by Peter Wells and written by Peter Gordon.
If you like a spot of murder and like a fun night out and a bit of a giggle this should tickle your fancy.