'A Tomb with a View'
by Norman Robbins
30th November - 2nd December 2017
The setting for this comedy murder mystery is as creepy an old library as you’re likely to come across, presided over by a portrait of a maniacal old man. There, a grim faced lawyer delivers the details of a will, bequeathing several million pounds to the various members of an equally sinister family. One is kept in the cellar because of his were wolf tendencies; another wanders around in a toga believing himself to be Julius Caesar, whilst a third is an apparently gentle old lady who makes interesting home-made wine and plants more than seeds in her flower beds!
A Tomb With a View
"I regret she has to leave alive"
"I'm not a welcome guest here"
"I prefer the real thing"
"But he's dead, Agatha"
"Two accidental, but natural deaths"
"I'm digging no graves today"
"He's still breathing. Quick!"
"You're the most likely suspect"
"It was very naughty of you Perry"
Also present is a stranger, unknown to any members of the family, an author of romantic novels for women, together with her secretary. Who is she and what is her connection with the deceased? As is usual in these situations, the beneficiaries are gradually killed off in an increasingly bizarre series of murders until, by the third act, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. Who is behind the killings and where are the missing millions? All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.
Oliver Tomb (Ralph Tilton), Hamilton Penworthy (Steve Coles), Lucien Tomb (Martin Whittaker), Dora Tomb (Hannah Johnson), Emily Tomb (Sarah Edwards), Marcus Tomb (Simon Crutchley), Anne Franklin (Vikie Meachin), Agatha Hammond (Louise Parfrey), Freda Mountjoy (Janet Brown), Peregrine (Perry) Potter (Daniel Johnson), Monica Tomb (Kit Muffett)
Director: Simon Crutchley
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