THERE will be murder most foul – and dramatic – when Aunty Jen Productions next take to the stage at Studley Sports and Social Club.
The community theatre group – borne out of lockdown and thriving ever since – has been holding auditions for the performance which is being staged by popular demand.
“Everything has just taken off on a scale we never quite anticipated,” said actor and director Jen Stone, whose hilarious online lockdown monologues last year sparked the idea for the company.
“We’re a community based company and now the community are saying ‘well, can you do this? and because we are the sort of people we are, we say ‘of course we can!’”
The result is ‘Murder Most Dramatic’ a whodunnit which Jen described as a tongue in cheek nod to the genre.
“We looked at a typical murder mystery which tends to be of the 1930s period with a Hercule Poirot -type character and then asked ourselves what we could do as a company,” said Jen.
The team immediately set to work writing the back story with one possibility being the audience turning detective and asking the cast the questions in a bid to find the killer.
Featuring some familiar faces in the cast as well as some new ones – Jen is at pains to show they’re not a closed company – it promises to be a great night out.
Even better, included in the ticket price is a fish and chip supper, courtesy of Studley Fish Bar.
“We’re all about working with the community and we had a lovely conversation with the good people at Studley Fish Bar and so that’s all organised,” said Jen.
The performance is scheduled for Friday evening, October 22, tickets are £15 each including the supper, and the bar will be open at Studley Sports and Social Club too.
It promises to be a great night, and with a Christmas panto in the pipeline – Robin Hood and his Merrie Men – there’s plenty of drama still to come.
To book your tickets, visit: https://auntyjenproductions.co.uk/