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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr

On-stage at St John's Church Hall, Canal St (off College St), Long Eaton
Thursday 13th May - Saturday 15th May 2004


The Farndale Ladies tackle this Agatha Christie-style romp with great aplomb. The usual gathering of likely and unlikely characters at Checkmate Manor assembling for the reading of a Will soon leads to murder – but who committed it? All sorts of suspects abound (each of course with more than adequate motive) – from the obvious ‘was it Pawn the Butler?’ to Régine the French Maid, who is not all she seems, via an improbable cast of Bishops, Rooks and Kings. Was the family solicitor, Mr Goodbody, somehow implicated? Bodies start to pile up all over the place and Inspector O’Reilly is faced with one of his most testing cases to date to bring the culprit to justice.

Led by their indomitable Chair, Mrs Reece, the Ladies maintain the suspense right to the very end. And just to make the price of admission extra-specially worth it, they have even arranged not only a Fashion Show for the more discerning audience, but a who-dunnit quiz for all to enjoy while helping O’Reilly bring the murderer to book.

Every drama group knows the horror’s of what can go wrong ‘on the night’ and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. are no different… scenery collapses, cues are missed and lines forgotten as the excruciating evening unfolds….

This hilarious comedy will have you crying with laughter as the ladies produce a seamless evening of disaster when they present their cunning whodunnit ‘Murder at Checkmate Manor’ 

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Liz Turner Mrs Reece
Liz Turner
Liz O'Hara Felicity
Liz O'Hara
Pat Clarke Audrey
Pat Clarke
Janet Bradbery Thelma
Janet Bradbery
John Lomas Gordon
John Lomas
Pat Tuffin Director
Pat Tuffin

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