Many a twist and turn in tale
Audience member, Doug Elkins, reviews the Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group’s production of Murder by Misadventure. The play was performed from Thursday November 20 to Saturday November 22 in Drake Hall, Chiltern Avenue in Amersham
THE Playgoers never shy away from a challenge, and this was a challenging play, particularly so for two of the actors, in this four-hander, who were relatively inexperienced.
This was a murder mystery with many twists and turns, and for Ian Reed, Charlotte Ward and Ian O’Reilly these were not easy roles, but all had worked hard to develop their characters, and were able to keep the audience guessing right up until the final moments.
Dennis Ruff’s many years of experience on stage shone through in his role as the pseudo police inspector, playing it like an English ‘Columbo’.
The moment when the champagne cork flew into the air and was neatly caught by Dennis brought the house down – this was not something that had previously been rehearsed!
There was a good twist at the end of the play which took everyone by surprise and sent the audience home happy and intrigued.
An excellent set with proper working patio doors gave good support to the cast.
The Playgoers can mark this down as another successful production.