It’s ‘murder’ in the Playhouse

Ellen Kent Company's Aida
Ellen Kent Company's Aida

The Broughton Players are delighted to be presenting ‘MURDER WEAPON’ by the world renowned playwright, Brian Clemens, who gave us ‘The Avengers’, ’The Persuaders’ and many more well-loved television series.

When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend, Diane Tulliver, home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera they arrive to a horrifying scene.

Diane’s husband, Paul, has been shot dead and ex- convict Charley Mirren is standing over him bearing a gun.

It appears to be an open and shut case for Jessica Bligh but as she and her colleague, Inspector Freeman, probe further they discover all is not as it seems.

This well-written and exciting new play by Brian Clemens will be performed at PRESTON PLAYHOUSE Market St West from Wed 5-Sat 8 February at 7.30 pm.

Tickets priced £8 and £7 are available from Box Office and online at prestonplayhouse.co.uk

‘A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED’, written originally by Agatha Christie and adapted by Leslie Darbon, is the next presentation by the CLUB PLAYERS OF BROUGHTON.

An announcement is placed in the local paper the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette “a murder will take place on Friday 13 at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm.” The victim is an unknown visitor. Inspector Craddock, assisted by Christie’s celebrated lady detective Miss Marple, provides the final solution to a classic Christie puzzle.

Directed by Maureen Nickson, the play runs from February 5 to 8 at BROUGHTON CLUB, WHITTINGHAM LANE, PRESTON from 7.30pm each evening.

Tickets £7 book early on 01772 774208. Ample free car parking. Loop system.

International opera impresario Ellen Kent brings two of her world-famous operas, featuring the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest Soloists to the LIVERPOOL EMPIRE.

On Friday February 7 is VERDI’S NABUCCO with the famous chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, a spectacular production with amazing lighting and stage effects and magnificent costumes.

The following night, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, VERDI’S ‘AIDA’, above, with spectacular ballet interludes, the classic Triumphal March, incredible pyrotechnics with fire spinners and a magnificent wall of fire. Performances from 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to £29.50p. Call 08444 871 3017.