Murder With Ghosts
This winter, Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society presents Simon Brett's comic murder mystery. ‘Murder With Ghosts’ is a play which sends up and adds a new, ghostly twist to the popular Agatha Christie-style stage whodunit.
In the library of Quittendon Manor, the house’s wealthy owner, Lady Cholmondley, tells a private investigator, Peregrine Villiers, she has been warned by a medium that she will be murdered during the weekend house party she is about to host and asks him to protect her from this terrible fate.
When Lady Cholmondley’s relatives and guests arrive for drinks, they are revealed to be a suspicious lot, and more than one has a motive to kill the rich old lady. The domestic staff of Quittendon Manor are shown to be an equally dubious bunch, and everything seems to be pointing towards Lady Cholmondley’s imminent murder.
It turns out, however, that Peregrine Villiers is the first victim. But, after he has been shot by an unseen assassin, he immediately returns to the onstage action, as a ghost. In this incarnation, none of the other characters can see or hear him. Nor does he have the power to communicate with them and prevent further murders from taking place.
As Lady Cholmondely’s relatives, house guests and domestic staff get gradually killed off, each new victim joins Peregrine on the Other Side, visible to the audience, but not to the other living characters onstage.
Groombridge Village Hall
DATE AND TIME
29 November - 2 December
Starts @ 7.45pm
On sale now - £12/£8