Our production of
Recipe For Murder
was at Crosby Civic
Hall on 18 -20th March, 2004
Audiences who roared with laughter at the Lucilla’s last play, had a chance to see that
we’re just as good at thrillers as we are at comedy, when we presented
Recipe For Murder by J.D. Robins.
The play, directed by
Bob Stone, was first performed in 2001 and has recently been released for
amateur performance. It is the ingenious and intriguing story of David
Lawson, a research scientist, and his wife Claire, who are visited in
their country cottage by journalist Kit Kelly. Is Kit really just staying
in the village as a rest cure, or is his appearance somehow connected with
the leaks, which have been appearing in the press about the Research
Centre where David works? Is David’s sister Beatie just being
over-protective in her concerns for his health?
Kit’s arrival starts
a chain of events and secrets are revealed which can only lead to tragedy
… but for whom?
This play keep our audiences
guessing and entertained until the final surprise! Many were heard to say
that they realised that there WOULD be a twist at the end, but nobody
was last seen in the dual roles of Tim and Major Pirbirght in “Murder In
Play”, but has since completed and published his book on Christina
Rossetti and is relishing his return to the stage. Andrew acts, writes,
directs and plays a mean ukulele. There really is no end to his talents.
(Claire Lawson, David’s wife) also played a dual role in “Murder In Play”,
but more enjoyed her role of Sue in the Lucilla’s last play,
“You’re Only Young Twice”, because at least her character survived to the
end of the play. Alison has been acting since she was 13 and says it’s
probably too late to do anything about it now.
(Beatie, David’s sister)
was not in “Murder In Play” at all, but that is an exception. Regular
Lucilla audience members will need no introduction to Margaret, as she is
one of our more prolific actresses, but her recent roles were in “Saving
Ardley” and “Laying the Ghost”. This is what she does for fun.
WILD (Kit Kelly) Not seen on
the Lucilla stage
since appearing in "Suddenly at Home" in 1999, John Wild returns to play the part of Kit (Christopher) Kelly. A divorced
journalist turning up and taking too close an interest in the affairs of
Claire and David Lawson - just what's his game?
BOB Stone's most recent Lucilla productions were “Murder In Play”
and our last two entries in the Lucilla One-Act Play Festival, both of
which won the Edith Cassady Shield For Endeavour, so at least he’s
consistent. He says he has grey hairs for each Lucilla production he has
been involved with. Bob has a lot of grey hairs!
Set for Recipe For Murder
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