Actors to take to stage for murder triology

Trinity Players. (s)
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There’s a second helping of comedy for audience members who enjoyed the recent Peter Gordon play by the Clitheroe Parish Church drama group at St Mary’s Centre.

This time, Trinity Players will be performing the first in the same trilogy of comedy murder mysteries by the writer later this month and they’re hoping that the choice of the popular piece will have people coming back for more!

Trinity Methodist Church Hall is the venue for “Murdered to Death” on Wednesday January 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th at 7-30 pm.

Central character Inspector Pratt, played by Kim Croydon takes a starring role in his first attempt at finding the killer. The play takes place in a country mansion in the 1930s, and when a murder occurs, Inspector Pratt is called in to solve the mystery of “Who dunnit?”. Aided by the local village bobby (Tim Bridgeman) and local sleuth Miss Maple (Bridget Smith), he bungles his way through a hilarious performance of how best NOT to go about it. A further murder takes place under his nose and eventually the real murderer is revealed.

Producer Joan Willock said: “Many people who enjoyed the presentation at St Mary’s Centre will enjoy this hilarious prequel. The inspector really is Pratt by name and a pratt by nature. We hope audiences will enjoy watching as much as we’ve had fun rehearsing. The evening’s entertainment will be just the tonic to brighten a January evening as this spoof on an Agatha Christie mystery unfolds.”

The Wednesday production is a charity performance, with all proceeds to go to the Dementia Alliance in memory of Michael Britcliffe, who was an active member of Trinity Players.

Tickets (£6) can be booked on e-mail alan. or by calling 01200 429207 or 07756 870887. Patrons may also pay on the door.