“Cluedo” meets “Clouseau” in the Players’ Summer Production.
You could die laughing at The Wraysbury Players production of Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon, on at the Wraysbury Village Halls 29th June to 1st July.
A mystery comedy set in a 1930s Manor House, you’ll be wondering if it’s Colonel Craddock in the Kitchen with the Candlestick or Joan Maple in the Cellar with the Lead Piping.
Enter the bumbling Inspector Pratt (the wonderful Steevan Glover of Pied Piper fame), tripping over clues (literally) and forgetting the suspects’ names from one minute to the other. Luckily his trusty sidekick, Constable Thompkins (Ronnie Glover), is at hand to put him right as he uncovers a multitude of secrets and lies to get to the truth.
Welcome back Nikki Wallbank (Edith in ‘Allo, ‘Allo! ) who plays Mildred, the Lady of the Manor, rather desperately seeking the attentions of the agonised Colonel Craddock, played by Nick Haymonds. Mrs Craddock is portrayed by the Players’ Panto “baddie” Jacqui Lindegger and the nosy villager Miss Maple (I know…) is played by Sarosh Khan (Edith in Blithe Spirit).
Of course, there’s a butler, Bunting in this case, (and no, I don’t know if “the butler did it”) portrayed by the seasoned Panto Dame, Jim Minter.
Mildred’s niece is Dorothy, who lives at the Manor House too, played by the newest member, Ambar Zohra.
Ana Stavrinides plays Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington, a high society guest swathed in fine clothes and Daniel Pope gives us a great “portrait” (excuse the pun) of the dubious French painter, Pierre Marceau.
Carol Howard pulls it all together as Director, with 40 years of experience.
So, if you fancy a fun night out exercising “the little grey cells” while having a good old laugh provided by your local village performers, book your £10 tickets now at wraysbury.players.co.uk, call 0800 772 3614 or pop into the local shops.