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2018 October Murder in the Studio

Three Radio Plays by Agatha Christie by Kind Permission of Samuel French
16th – 20th october 2018
Directors Keith Beattie and Jenni Rushton

The Workington Playgoers are the first British amateur dramatic society to be granted a licence to perform this classic collection of three spine-tingling radio plays by Agatha Christie, including Yellow Iris, which features everyone’s favourite detective, the inimitable Hercule Poirot. The other two plays are Personal Call and Butter in a Lordly Dish.

Come and relive the 1950s heyday of BBC broadcasting, with this script-in-hand performance of three intriguing radio plays that will keep you guessing till the very end.

‘Radio owes much to Agatha Christie. For more than 60 years, her whodunnits have been shaped into afternoon plays, classic serials and Saturday-night dramas that defend the moral order, stimulate the grey cells.’ SundayTimes

A Workington Playgoers Production

Agatha Christie In 1922 © The Christie Archive Trust
Directors Jenni Rushton & Keith Beattie
Directors Jenni Rushton & Keith Beattie
The Cast Of Murder In The Studio
Andrew Young As James Brent And Sarah Delorme As Fay
Geoff Brinicombe - Lighting Effects, Oliver Brinicombe And Paul Adams - Sound Effects
The Cast Of Personal Call
Barton Russell's Supper Party - Standing - James Last, Ian Quirk And Andrew Young. Sitting - Jane Douglas And Grace Walker
The Brent Family Andrew Young, Sarah Delorme And Sylvia Heaney
The Cast Of Yellow Iris
The Cast Of Butter In A Lordly Dish
Joel Indiana - Live Effects
Times And Star Review Friday 19th October 2018

Performance photographs by Chris Lewis

Directors  Keith Beattie & Jenni Rushton

Keith and I were asked to write a piece for Samuel French Ltd’s BLOG by Catherine Thomas. She writes, “We’re currently running several promotions around the Agatha Christie Collection, of which Murder in the Studio is one of the shows. I understand that the Workington Playgoers recently staged Murder in the Studio in the autumn, and I was wondering whether a member of the company, would be interested in writing a short article about their experiences of staging the piece, which we could share on our blog?

 We’re looking to celebrate the show of an amateur dramatics company such as the Workington Playgoers, as well as encourage other companies to consider licensing Murder in the Studio .We think that the best way for people to get to know a show is by hearing how others have found the experience of doing it.”

Show Details

Doors open: 6:30pm
Performance: 7:30pm
Running Time: 2hrs with intermission
Date: Tues 16th – Sat 20th October

Tickets:
Adults £11.50
Concessions £10.50

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