Out and About – Audience with Murder
Written by Puritans Radio on 23 November, 2018
Audience with Murder, The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
Performed by the Banbury Cross Players
With it’s community feel, our station likes to interview charity and community organisations, promoting their various roles and events. And when we can, we like to go along and see something we have promoted.
Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield’s Audience with Murder is a Russian Doll of a play. Intriguing, multi-layered, full of unexpected twists. Audience with Murder begins in the living room of Alan (Philip Fine) and Sue (Tara Lacey) where they are joined by Kelly (Kate Groves) and Dean (Theo Cumming) to read a play that Sue has written.
Alan a chauvinistic boor makes fun of the play and of his wife. The reading turns into an emotional free-for-all as he recognises himself being parodied in the script and his relationship with Kelly is revealed.
Reality keeps changing, and the audience is repeatedly surprised. The play moves from the seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder mystery in the classic style, to a final, terrifying and violent climax.
Suspenseful entertainment peppered with dark humour.
Another marvellous presentation last night by local talent, Station Manager, Stewart Green and members Olwen Baker and Brian Baker passed on our thanks to the cast for their wonderful performance.
Photo shows the cast, Kelly (Kate Groves), Alan (Philip Fine), Sue (Tara Lacey) and Dean (Theo Cumming)