THURROCK Courts Players bring their second production of the year to the Thameside Theatre later this month, doing what they do best with the riotous comedy Murdered to Death.
This hilarious 1930s whodunit spoof sends up the murder mystery genre in true Agatha Christie fashion with the bungling Inspector Pratt attempting to solve the murder of Mildred Bagshot at her country estate. Unably assisted by local sleuth Miss Maple and the long-suffering Constable Thompkins, can the inspector solve the crime before everyone else meets their doom? Or will the audience die laughing first?
A familiar line-up of suspects are under scrutiny including the victim’s niece, the Colonel and his wife, the young girl-about-town, the Parisian beau and, not forgetting of course, the butler. What ensues is a fast paced, sometimes slapstick comedy brimming with deceit and mispronunciation.
Courts stalwart Mike Jones said "I’m so excited to be directing our latest offering and bringing audiences the professional production they have come to expect from us.
The cast are struggling to keep a straight face throughout the show which we know audiences are going to love.’
Murdered to Death runs at the Thameside Theatre from Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 May, performing at 7.45pm each evening. Tickets are available from the society box office 07475 634 474 priced at Â£12/Â£10