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Billingham Players prepare for new mystery

Billingham Players on stage during a recent production of Charles Dickens's Hard Times

Billingham Players on stage during a recent production of Charles Dickens's Hard Times

THEATRE fans are invited to the latest production of a busy amateur dramatics group.

The Billingham Players are rehearsing ahead of their next thrilling show, Deathtrap.

The company recently enjoyed a sell out run based on the much-loved Eighties farce Allo Allo.

Deathtrap showcases the group’s more dramatic talents as they bring the mystery to the stage.

The play begins when an unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson sends his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney Bruhl for comment – or does he?

Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots, with his reluctant wife Myra, how best to plagiarize ‘Deathtrap’.

Then when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the ‘Master’ events take a sinister turn.

Billingham Players spokesman Claire Jennings said: “The play holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

“Ira Levin is also a well-known novelist whose books include Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives.”

Deathtarp is written by Ira Levin in 1978 and directed by the Players’ Nola Dutton.

The play runs from Monday, April 7, to Saturday, April 12 at The Theatre Upstairs, Belasis Avenue.

Ticket prices are £8 for adults and £6 concessions for the Monday performance.

For Tuesday to Saturday, £10 normal price and £8 for concessions.

Book by calling (01642) 551981 or email secretary@billinghamplayers.co.uk

All performance start at 7.30pm.

 

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