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The Murder Room

This amateur production of “The Murder Room” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD With assistance from the Arts Council of North Herts.

This very funny play is set in an English country house which (naturally) is owned by a member of the landed gentry whose new gold-digging bride has much to hide. His delightfully dozy daughter has hooked an American Millionaire but not a lot gets past the faithful housekeeper. Chuck in a couple of policemen - one of whom bears a striking resemblance to the gentleman - and you have a recipe for an evening of sheer fun and entertainment.

 The Murder Room is a spoof, so you can expect larger than life characters and some very silly goings on. A mystery farce, in three acts, it has a clever and complicated plot which rattles along at a pace, with laughs galore – not to mention contraptions ...!

 A few reviews from previous productions of this play:

 "Really a minor gem... witty and sophisticated." - Newcastle Morning Herald
"Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers... it is good clean mirth all the way. The quick, smart, extremely well-timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes through loud and clear with never a dull moment." - Times
"There are secret chambers, secret panels and trap lids galore. They're all operated by the most ridiculous contrivances and gloriously mucked up.... A high, mad melodrama." - Frank Harris
"Delightful ... constant humour.... A good mixture of Agatha Christie, Monty Python, and Abbot and Costello!" - Canon, Memphis



Performances are on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June 2018 at St Paul’s Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth.  Doors open at 7:15pm to give you plenty of time to take your seats and enjoy   pre-show refreshments.  The curtain goes up at 7:45pm and there will be an interval during which drinks will be served.


Seating is arranged at tables with a maximum of eight per table.  Bookings can be made for complete tables or individual places, as required.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  

Show Dates

Jun 21, 2018
7:45 pm

Jun 22, 2018
7:45 pm

Additional Information

Written By:

Jack Sharkey


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