Monday, 23 April 2018

Chiltern Players back on boards

CHILTERN PLAYERS will be back treading the boards of Peppard War Memorial Hall next week with Curtain Up On Murder,

CHILTERN PLAYERS will be back treading the boards of Peppard War Memorial Hall next week with Curtain Up On Murder, a thriller by Bettine Manktelow.

The action takes place in an end-of-the-pier theatre on a storm-tossed night when members of an amateur dramatic group are rehearsing their latest production. Discovering they are locked in, they are scared witless when a ghostly presence passes across the stage and the stage manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor.

Events spiral out of control when it appears that there’s a murderer on the loose who wants everyone dead.

The production heralds the Players’ return to the stage after an 18-month sabbatical. In the interim, they have held regular monthly playreadings which have resulted in a number of new members, most of whom are involved with this latest show.

The play is directed by Goring Gap Players’ actor and director Ian Miles. This is Ian’s first time directing for another group and he has relished the challenge.

He said: “I’m enjoying working with the Chiltern Players, they are a great group. The play is good fun to do.

“Lots of things happen in it and there’s plenty of action, excitement and comedy — everything an audience can ask for.”

Performances take place at Peppard War Memorial Hall, Gallowstree Road, Rotherfield Peppard on Thursday to Saturday, April 11 to 13 at 8pm. Tickets are £7 each and can be purchased on the door or call 0118 972 4705.

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