THINK Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple crossed with the Cluedo board game and you might get something like Orange Theatre Company’s latest production.
The company will present Murdered to Death, a play by British playwright Peter Gordon, from July 27-30.
The play follows the inept and bungling Inspector Pratt as he tries to solve a murder in the home of Mildred Bagshot.
Director Jeff Townsend said the mix would be further complicated by a French art dealer, Pierre, and his high-society partner, Elizabeth, who were in fact con artists trying to take more money from Mildred.
It’s the first time the theatre company has done a roundtable in the past 10 years.
“It’s going really well – now that the scripts are down, the slapstick is really happening and Greg [Pringle, who plays Insp Pratt], is a natural at slapstick,” he said.
The play will be staged inside Orange Civic Centre’s lobby in a roundtable format.
“It’s the first time the theatre company has done a roundtable in the past 10 years, so it’s a faith step from that perspective,” he said.
The event is BYO food, however hampers from Groundstone Cafe can be ordered through Ticketek with ticket purchases.