Whodunnit and laughter combined for stage show

Murdered to Death
Murdered to Death

Thrills, comedy and crime come together in a spoof of the traditional whodunnit performed by a drama group starting next week.

Wycliffe Drama Group is performing Peter Gordon’s comedy thriller Murdered to Death which features some of the finest tropes of Agatha Christie.

It can be seen from Thursday, October 8, to Saturday, October 10, at Lutterworth College in Bitteswell Road.

This hilarious spoof of the best of traditions by the Queen of Crime is set in a country manor house in the 1930s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight including Bunting the butler, played by Richard Holyoak.

There will also be an eccentric colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip portrayed by Duncan Sanderson.

Russ Crooks will play a French art dealer and his moll is played by Becky Harwood.

No crime spoof would be complete without a detective and Murdered to Death gives us two. Dickie Wood plays a bumbling police inspector and Hazel Maher plays Miss Maple, a well-meaning sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes

They are all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner.

It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?

Other cast members include Mildred, played by Jane Clark, with Mel Lee taking on the role of Dorothy.

Mary McDermott and Andrew Spencer play the role of Margaret Craddock and PC Thompkinson respectively.

The play is directed by Richard Hill and produced by Lynn Jackson.

Tickets cost £10 and £8 concessions and are available from Aspect Stationers, Lutterworth, or by calling the box office on 07913 880663.

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