On Saturday 24th September, a few of us performed in a Murder Mystery evening at Howgills in Letchworth. Organised by Avril Sellick, the Chairwoman of the Letchworth Inner Wheel, the event raised around £500 for a local hospice.
Although nerve-wracking, it was a wonderful process that we went through, each of us creating and then refining our characters and finally bringing them together with improvisation. The event at Howgills, was so successful that we have already been asked to come back next year to do it all again. We are also going to do an improvised murder mystery evening at the Settlement sometime to raise a little extra money for the Players.
When we do, we’ll be looking for some more likely looking suspects and if you can, then you might want to come and join us.
The cast on this occasion was:
The Sultry young trophy wife – Amy Walker
The Coke-Addled sister – Val Barber
The Bitter, twisted ex-wife – Pat Phillips
The Sinister Butler – David Smith
The unrelentingly good daughter – Helen Faulkner
The conniving ex-Lawyer and ex-lover – Diane Morrad
The naïve new lawyer and protégé – Alison Muir
The light-fingered Personal Assistant – Lisa Cooper
The lady from his past – Claire Hogan
The ex-convict who has found God – Jim Anderson
The Lady who stopped us losing the plot, quite literally – Jenn Groves
And for those of you are wondering; on this occasion, the wicked deed was done by the money-grabbing, trophy wife of three weeks, beautifully played by Amy Walker. In true Shakespearian fashion, the witless Amy had been pushed into murdering her husband by the conniving ex-lawyer and ex-lover, played bewitchingly by Diane Morrad. She was the Iago to Amy’s Othello in our little drama.