Rehearsals are in full swing for a Chester theatre company’s next production, an hilarious murder mystery, set appropriately in an amateur theatre group.
Merely Players by Damian Trasler is being performed at Chester Littlte Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown in Chester by Chester Theatre Club from March 12-19.
Directed by Mark Townend, with co-director Margaret Bennett, the play unfolds as romantic comedy and develops into a murder mystery.
The play’s director Mark Townend said: “It’s a really great play and the cast are having great fun with it. Quite appropriately for us, it about an amateur theatrical group who set about clearing out the theatre’s props, furniture and wardrobe.
“As they get to grips with sorting things out, they find that, unintentionally, they have created a drawing room set. Club stalwart Phyllis then starts to imagine what it would be like to be the Lady of the Manor.
“Her enthusiasm carries the other members along, each finding a new role to play - the Lord of the Manor, the Butler and so on. All is going splendidly – until a body is discovered! it’s a classic whodunit.
All tickets for the play are £9 with concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only.
Full details of Merely Players and all upcoming shows and events at Chester Little Theatre can be found at www.Chestertheatreclub.co.uk where tickets can also be booked online. Alternatively contact TicketSource on 0333 663366 (booking and admin charges apply).