March 1998

Directed by Peter Baker

  Boris Smolensky's budget repertory production of "Murder at Priorswell Manor" is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play and life imitates art when Boris's wife, Renee, is murdered on stage.

  Simon Brett's hilarious text, a worthy companion to his Charles Paris theatrical thriller novels, ruthlessly satirizes the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.



Lady Dorothy Cholmondley    Jan Ashdown

Major Rodney Pirbright           Steve Golding

Lady Virginia Cholmondley     Maggie Lee

Mrs Puttock                             Mary Cole

Triggs                                      Jo Charnley

Mr Papadopoulos                    Bob Nafzger

Boris Smolensky                      Malcolm Bland

Pat                                           Shirlee Grundy