11–13 October 2018
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate
Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
By David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr.
For any amateur dramatic group the opening night of the production is always a stressful and worrying time for Director and cast alike. Many things can go wrong, and for the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild everything that could go wrong does!
The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects have life of their own, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.” And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a prize!
The play descends into complete farce when the ‘murderer’, about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, self appointed leader of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.