THEATRE WEST FOUR EARLY SUMMER NEWSLETTER No2

Production News

We are pleased to announce that Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders has been chosen as our Autumn production at Questors. This really fun play celebrated its 100thproduction run recently at the Abbey Theatre in Northampton and has been enjoyed by cast, crew and audiences alike. 

Production Dates: 27 October- 2 November 2019

Casting will be starting soon. Anyone interested in participating the production please get in touch with Ellie Hopkins by email on: ellie.hopkins@btinternet.comor phone: 07870 196959.

Characters:

Harry- the village hall caretaker, cynical, wordly wise, down to earth (30s-60s) Agatha- a crime novelist, unassuming, but very smart (30s-60s) Alice- Agatha’s sister-in-law, pleasant, unpretentious (30s-60s) Olivia- an upper-crust, landed gentry type with less land than she’d like (30s-60s) Eleanor- chair of the hall committee, mother-superior type (30s-50s) Twigg- a Detective Inspector of extraordinary incompetence Maisie- a cleaner, pleasant but not afraid to call a spade a spade (30s-50s) Toby- the vicar, generally genial and a little naïve, but can be forceful (30s-50s) PC Lockett – the village bobby, cousin to Harry (30s-60s)  Isabella – the pub landlady, mumsy type with definite pretensions (30s-60s)  Oliver – Olivia’s twin brother, who, except for the hair, looks the same (30s-60s)- played by same actor/actress  Mandy – a model. 

Brief Synopsis

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She’s also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.

From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up. But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!

What’s On- April 2019.

Chiswick/Kew

25-29 June 2019

St Michael’s Players will be performingSalad Days in the open air to celebrate their 70thAnniversary. Salad Days follows a young couple fresh from university, seeking to find their place in life and work. They encounter a colourful array of characters, including a mysterious tramp who loans them a magical piano which, when played, makes anyone in the vicinity spontaneously dance! “Salad Days was a huge hit, became one of the longest running musicals of the 50’s and made a young Cameron Mackintosh want to pursue a musical theatre career” 

Where:

St Paul’s Church Gardens,
56-62 Grove Park Rd,
Chiswick, W4 3SD

Performance Times:

Tuesday-Saturday 2019 7.45pm

Box Office: 

http://stmichaelsplayers.weebly.com

Tickets:

From £10 

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