The Cheriton Players

Coming Soon

Our next live production on stage is to be Murder Weapon, a tense thriller by Brian Clemens. THIS PRODUCTION WAS POSTPONED FROM MAY 2020 BECAUSE OF COVID-19. We are hoping to start rehearsing in the autumn again and to stage it week commencing 8th November 2021 but we will have to wait until further lockdown measures are lifted, and the government roadmap confirmed, before committing to those dates. We know you will understand and please bear with us for a little while longer! meanwhile, we have pleasure in presenting our first ‘live’ production for 19 months, An Unexpected Fate at The Fête. Details below!

An Unexpected Fate at The Fête

June 30 - June 30

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Overview

An online Murder Mystery – but with a difference. This one is to be performed on Zoom, for one night only on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 7.30pm. Help Mr Hugh Dunnit solve the mystery!

Another in our ‘Lockdown’ series whilst we are unable to perform live on stage, this intriguing murder mystery was penned by our good friends Lyn and Tony Austin of Miscellany, a small performing group who create murder mysteries for live events like dinner parties, and who perform every Christmas at Hilliers with seasonal entertainment and singing. They have kindly adapted one of their productions, An Unexepcted Fate at The Fête, for Cheriton Players to perform on Zoom.

The year is 1917. Lady Elizabeth Pucknall, well respected member of Little Kimbridge and wife of Lord Henry Pucknall MP, is known for her charity work, and was to have judged the floral display at the annual Village Fête. However she is discovered dead in the flower marquee by the Fête chairman but Mr Hugh Dunnit, friend and house guest of the family is luckily present to assist the local police to find the killer… with your help.

If you want to help Mr Dunnit solve the murder, you are welcome to join in via Zoom, where you will be allocated break-out rooms with others to interrogate the suspects. Numbers are limited and cost £10 per screen (that’s however many of you can comfortably share your computer and sofa!) so hurry to secure your place now. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join in on the night. What fun!

To join in, email thecheritonplayers@gmail.com

Murder Weapon

November 9 - November 13

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Overview

After much delay due to COVID-19, Cheriton Players hope to stage this postponed thriller in November. At present the dates are pencilled in until such time as we know the lockdown restrictions are to be lifted and once we have decided on whether or not we need to restrict seats numbers each night (in which case we will do an extra performance to compensate). So fingers crossed that the pandemic is, if not beaten, then mortally wounded. Watch this space.

When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera they arrive to a horrifying scene. Diane’s husband Paul has been shot dead and ex-convict Charley Mirren is standing over him bearing a gun. It appears to be an open-and-shut case for Jessica Bligh, but as she and her colleague Inspector Fremont probe further they discover all is not what it seems. Through a series of flashbacks and re-enactments of the events leading up to Paul’s death, we soon find it is not just the murderer’s identity that is in question.

Murder Weapon is an ingeniously plotted, highly tense thriller from Brian Clemens, creator of The Avengers and author of Inside JobWithout Trace and Strictly Murder.