There’s been a mur­der

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Ruther­glen Rep are gear­ing up for their new­est pro­duc­tion - and they’re hop­ing more lo­cals will get in­volved in the fu­ture.

The am­a­teur group will bring The Mur­der Com­mit­tee to the stage on Fri­day, Septem­ber 4, and Satur­day, Septem­ber 5.

Af­ter that, how­ever, they’ll be look­ing to­wards this year’s Christ­mas panto, and they’d love to see some new faces help­ing out, ei­ther on­stage or off.

The Rep’s An­gela Pa­trick said: “We’ll be au­di­tion­ing for this year’s panto, Lit­tle Miss Muf­fet, af­ter we’ve done the Town Hall shows.

“We’re look­ing for peo­ple of any ages, types and ex­pe­ri­ence to get in­volved with the Rep.

“It’s not just ac­tors we’re look­ing for, as we’re need­ing peo­ple to help with all the back­stage things too.

“The Rep does ev­ery­thing it­self, from build­ing the sets to the sound, writ­ing the shows and ob­vi­ously act­ing.

“If any­one’s in­ter­ested I’d say to them to give it a go, be­cause it’s a re­ally fun thing to be a part of.

“We tend to per­form all sorts of shows, too - the Mur­der Com­mit­tee is a who-du­nit, but with some com­edy in there too, so there’s lots of dif­fer­ent styles to get in­volved in.”

An­gela also stresses that the Rep are a wel­com­ing bunch.

She added: “Ev­ery­one is part of the team, and that’s part of the ap­peal - our youngest mem­ber is about 19, and our old­est is around 70, but we all get on re­ally well and en­joy work­ing to­gether.

“It’s a bit like be­ing in a fam­ily - there’s al­ways cake when it’s some­one’s birth­day!”

Next up for the Rep is their Town Hall dou­ble­header at the start of Septem­ber.

The Mur­der Com­mit­tee is writ­ten by Gerry McCar­tan and di­rected by David Chap­man, who have a com­bined 62 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the Rep.

An­gela added: “Gerry loves a who-du­nit, so that’s part of the play, but there’s a lot of hu­mour in there as well.

“There’s some twists too, but I can’t give away what any of them are!”

The play is set at the end of sea­son soiree for the Welling­ton Play­ers Drama Group.

Their evening of wine, sausage rolls and ba­nal chat is in­ter­rupted by the ar­rival of a po­lice in­spec­tor, and it doesn’t take long be­fore the se­crets of the party guests start to tum­ble out.

Tick­ets are on­sale now for the Mur­der Com­mit­tee, priced at £7 or £6 for con­ces­sions.

They’re avail­able from the Town Hall in per­son, by call­ing 0141 613 5700 or online through www.slcbox­of­fice.co.uk

For more in­for­ma­tion on Ruther­glen Rep and how to join up, check www.face­book.com/ ruther­glen­rep

A good rep The cast are (front, from left) Ju­lia Gird­wood, Jane Black­wood, Is­abella Rae, (back, from left) An­drew Cleary, Ann McCaig, David Chap­man, Gerry McCar­tan and Iain Mor­ri­son.

Fall out­Sylviaout Sylvia and James O’Bran­nion fall out in front of guests Hec­tor and Emily Beau­mont

Po­lice work In­spec­tor Pres­ley and DC Thom­son grill Dig­gory Pringle.

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