Laughter and mystery as players stage murder farce
An evening of mystery and hilarity is in store at the latest show by the South Bank Players.
The Barton-Upon-Humber-based group is set to perform Hello, Is There Any Body There at the town's Ropery Hall.
The play, by Ian Hornby, revolves around the murder of the hapless Vic Tim by an unknown assailant.
The drama comes after all had been dull and peaceful at Squire Grange, with Lady Amelia searching for new ideas for her latest mystery novel as husband Sir Malcolm sleeps.
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But the peace is shattered by the murder, which signals the start of the hilarity.
As the farce develops, everybody tries hard to discover who the killer is before he or she can strike again.
Alun Friend, the show's director, said: "It is about a couple who live out in the country who are trying to devise the perfect murder and certain events happen.
"It is definitely a good laugh and will be a good night of entertainment.
"It is suitable for children and all of the family and it is very slapstick in some ways, so kids will like some of the things that go on."
Mr Friend said he was looking forward to the performances, which will take place on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.
He said: "I have directed a few shows in the past but not for a long time.
"It is the first one I have done with the South Bank Players but I have done them with previous groups."
And he said the latest play represented a slight change from the group's usual style.
He said: "I think it is out of the ordinary because we tend to stick to the standard farces that everybody knows but we do a little bit of everything.
"Our philosophy is to do plays that people like and we enjoy performing.
"It is typical in a way but we try not to do comedies all the time, we also do dramas and thrillers."
Dennis Bloor, chairman of the group, said: "Audiences can expect an evening of hilarity. It is a farce and it is a bit of a whodunnit."
Tickets are available now, priced at £4 for adults and £3 for concessions.
For more information or to book, call 01652 660380.