Murder on menu

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage - By SARA FITZ­PATRICK

YOU never know ‘who­dunit’ in an Agatha Christie murder mys­tery.

Just when you think ‘It has got to be the but­ler!’ the story takes a twist, then an­other twist and then an­other.

“I’ve read quite a lot of Agatha Christie books and I never work it out,” UK ac­tor and mu­si­cal the­atre per­former Rob­bie Burns said.

“We try to make our murder mys­ter­ies very Agatha Christieish, so if the story seems ob­vi­ous I would say ‘Don’t go there’.”

Burns brings his ac­claimed UK the­atre com­pany Clue­dun­nit to Aus­tralia for the first time in June with a string of din­ner shows play­ing un­til December at Rigby’s Bar, Perth.

“You can buy a murder-mys­tery party game in a box and that’s great fun, but this is very dif­fer­ent,” he said.

“This is us­ing six ac­tors as sus­pects to act out an orig­i­nal story in ’30s pe­riod cos­tume with nice back­ground mu­sic and it takes you away for three hours.

“Guests can ask ques­tions to try to solve the crime as they have a meal and are wel­come to dress in feather boas and pearl neck­laces, but they don’t have to.”

Burns is well versed in the­mu­ni­ d482848

Pepa Saun­ders as Kate the Maid, In­gle Knight as Rev Smee­ton and artis­tic di­rec­tor Rob­bie Burns.

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