The Cheriton Players

10 November 2021 - 13 November 2021

Murder Weapon

Playwright Brian Clemens Director Angela Ledsham


After much delay due to COVID-19, Cheriton Players are delighted to stage this postponed thriller in November 2021. We have made the decision to reduce the capacity of the auditorium to 60 seats only to encourage social distancing and there will be hand sanitiser available, as well as improved ventilation. Face coverings are encouraged but not obligatory. We look forward to welcoming you back to our first live production for what will be, effectively, two years!

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.