A Murder is Announced

Our Autumn Play this year will be A Murder is Announced, by Agatha Christie. Performances will be on 10th – 12th November.

A strange notice appears in the morning paper of a perfectly ordinary small English village, Chipping Cleghorn: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” This apparently comes as a great surprise to Letitia Blacklock, the owner of Little Paddocks, as she has no idea what the notice means; she didn’t place it and none of her companions knows more than she. Miss Blacklock decides to take it in her stride and prepares herself to have guests that evening. Naturally, the villagers are intrigued by this notice, and several of them appear on the doorstep with awkward reasons but a definite interest. As the clock strikes 6:30, the lights go out and a door swings open, revealing a man with a blinding torch…

The auditions will take place on 29th June starting at 7.30pm at the Alton Rugby Club. So if you want to take part in a classic murder mystery, please do come along! If you wish to audition, but cannot make that date, please contact us via the Contact Us page.

The rehearsals will commence from 4th September (Monday) and will be on Mondays and Thursdays with the performances on 10th – 12th November.

If you are attending the audition, you might want to download the documents below: