2019 – Murder In Play

Murder In Play by Simon Brett was performed by TADS from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th November 2019.


Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play and life imitates art when Boris’s wife, Renee, is murdered on stage. Simon Brett’s hilarious text, a worthy companion to his Charles Paris theatrical thriller novels, ruthlessly satirizes the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.


Lady Dorothy Cholmondley Hazel Wright
Major Rodney Pirbright Connor Jeffery
Lady Virginia Cholmondley Holly Farrar
Mrs Puttock Clare Rayner
Triggs Miranda Spencer-Pearson
Mr Papadopoulos James Ager
Boris Smolensky Mark Prout
Pat Lisa Punter

Directed by James Macwilliam