Villagers have murder on their minds in the next CUDOS production. Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders opens in the Victoria Hall on Wednesday May 8th at 7.30 pm. Agatha Crusty is a crime novelist who is very adept at solving crimes. When her sister-in-law Alice Fogg invites her to spend a few days in the village of Chortelby, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders. The murders seem to be directed at committee members of the All Saints village hall ( a fictional name, not intended to resemble or imply any connection to a real place).
From the vicar Toby Bishop and Eleanor Wagstaff, chair of the committee, to caretaker Harry Knott and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. With an investigating officer as incompetent as DI Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up. The show is packed full of wit and comical scenes but is also a murder mystery with an ingenious plot, which is guaranteed to tax the ‘little grey cells’ of the audience.
Directed by Ann Brolly, the play stars Angie Eason as Agatha, Clare French as Alice, Keith Allington as Toby, Kirsten Dexter as Eleanor, Dave Brolly as Harry, Cathie Warner and Eric Weathran as Olivia and Oliver, Robert Judge as DI Twigg, Kerry Peters as Isabella Battersby, Vicki Stephens as Maisie Grimm and Mandy and Anthony Dexter as PC Locket. Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders will be performed nightly at the Victoria Hall on May 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. Tickets £8, concessions £6, are available from www.cudoscrewkerne.com or from 01460 74380. The Wednesday night performance offers a special ticket price of two tickets for £10 when booking through the above telephone number.