When crime meets comedy

Hall Players publicity still for Bettine Manktelow's  'Curtain Up on Murder' at Broadway Hall, Fulwood
Hall Players publicity still for Bettine Manktelow's 'Curtain Up on Murder' at Broadway Hall, Fulwood
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The Hall Players are presenting their final play of the season at Broadway Hall, Fulwood, Preston from next Thursday (March 17), to Saturday, March 19 at 7.30pm each evening.

‘Curtain Up on Murder’ is a thriller written in 1997 by Kent-based playwright Bettine Manktelow who is renowned for her crime comedies.

An amateur theatre company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier.

Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked — they are trapped!

Then a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage, and when the assistant stage manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining actors are thrown into disarray.

Their panic increases when one of the actresses is poisoned and it becomes evident that a murderer is in their midst.

Tickets are available priced adults £7 OAP, students and children £6. Box office telephone number is 01772 863801.

Stage By Ron Ellis

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