It’s no mys­tery Frost is back

A bride, a kid­nap­ping and a mur­der...

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A TOUCH of frost is about to de­scend on the Com­pass The­atre when Ruis­lip Dra­matic So­ci­ety re­turn and bring the fa­mous de­tec­tive to the stage.

The group will be pre­sent­ing Cat’s Cra­dle by Leslie Sands, a grip­ping mys­tery thriller where In­spec­tor Frost must tackle the un­solved case that ru­ined his ca­reer al­most 20 years ear­lier.

Set in an old coach­ing­house in a re­mote English vil­lage, the play sees Frost bat­tling to solve a kid­nap­ping and mur­der that the local peo­ple are keen to for­get. With a new piece of ev­i­dence, he re­turns to the scene of the crime, but where he once was a wel­come guest, Frost now finds he is as wel­come as win­ter.

Is this icy re­cep­tion purely due to him never hav­ing solved the case? Or is there some­thing more to this?

Per­haps it’s the wed­ding in the vil­lage, due to take place that week­end that has made him par­tic­u­larly un­wel­come, or could that also be con­nected in some way with the tragic events from all those years ago?

The char­ac­ter of De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Frost, orig­i­nally cre­ated by R. D. Wing­field is well known from the hit TV se­ries A Touch of Frost which starred Sir David Ja­son.

Sands’ Cat’s Cra­dle shows the di­shev­elled de­tec­tive at his best – ded­i­cated, un­ortho­dox and flat footed in his ap­proach but with a good heart. The play is a skil­fully crafted mys­tery thriller that will de­light Frost fans and all who love a good who­dunit.

The pro­duc­tion runs from Novem­ber 16 to 19 at the Com­pass The­atre, Glebe Av­enue, Ick­en­ham. Tick­ets: £12 or £11 con­ces­sions. Book on­line at www.ruis­lip­dra­matic. org and www. hilling­donthe­atres.uk or call 07856 246517 or the Com­pass on 01895 250615.

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