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Death By Design

  3 Jun - 4 Jun

Death by Design

By Robert Urbinanti


This is a comedy take on the classic country house whodunit. This hilarious drama combines the wit of Noel Coward with the outrageously funny characters of a Bertie Wooster farce in an Agatha Christy style murder mystery. Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a wonderfully funny and mysterious “mash-up” with a twist in the tail.

Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to their house in the country after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a Conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a near-sighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret.

When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridget, the feisty maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Come and see if you can work out who killed Walter Pierce!

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council