May 2011 Production


Bumped Off
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a Murder Mystery


 

When Lady Phyllis, wife of Colonel Sir Rodney Gung-Ho, invited some friends round to their country home, little did she realise the party would end in murder! Who had a motive? Who had the opportunity? And who drank the Colonel’s whisky?

 

As for previous mysteries, the audience were seated at tables (up to 8) and were invited as teams to guess the solution to the murder.

 

There was an interval when the audience could eat their picnics while they compared notes with the rest oftheir team.

 

There was a mystery quiz and, of course, fabulous prizes!!

 

Tickets - £7.50 or £5 for concessions

 

 Here is a summary of who’s who:

 

Colonel Sir Rodney Gung-Ho, a retired army officer dedicated to huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ and his good lady wife, the inimitable Lady Phyllis Gung-Ho decide to invite some friends round to their country home.

 

The Colonel, who is not fond of visitors at the best of times, faces the prospect with a stalwart acceptance born of years under his wife’s cultured but insistent thumb.

 

His one ally in this life is Stanley Binge, the family butler and his former batman from army days. On the guest list we have an unlikely threesome:

 

Winnie Miller, a very American friend of Lady Phyllis’s, her daughter, the tearful and sincere Sadie Miller, and Sadie’s fiancé, the untrustworthy and oily Oliver Smooche, local bookmaker and latter-day Lothario.

 

Caroline Gung-Ho, daughter to the Colonel and Lady Gung-Ho, and her fiancé, the well-meaning but rather dim minister of the church, Reverend Claude Smithers, complete the list of characters.