Gripping ‘whodunnit’ opener

HBLittle Theatre rehearsal for Deadly Nighcap
HBLittle Theatre rehearsal for Deadly Nighcap

HEBDEN Bridge Little Theatre open their new season with Deadly Nightcap by Francis Durbridge, well known for his popular creation, radio and TV detective Paul Temple.

Jane and Sarah Radford appear to have the perfect marriage living in their large mansion in the countryside but he is plotting to kill his wife and inherit everything.

Arriving on the scene is super sleuth Inspector Jordan but will he be distracted and who is the real murderer?

Director Jenny Gore says: “Motives and unexpected twists and turns abound in this gripping whodunnit, which will keep our audiences guessing until the very end.”

The cast sees the return of David Gunning previously seen in The Winslow Boy and Curtain Up On Murder and Catherine Pasek fresh from her racy performance as Mrs Robinson in the Graduate at the Thespians.

Other familiar faces are Chris Berry, Tricia Ellis, Nigel Jamieson and Derek Furniss, all recently seen in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Making their debuts with the theatre are newcomers, Karen Swanson, Phil Sacre, Mark Hill and Gil Burns.

The play runs from February 21 to 26 starting at 7.30pm and tickets can be obtained from Innovation or by ringing 843907.

The company regret to announce that their next play Ayckbourn’s, How The Other Half Loves has had to be put back a week until April 25 to 30.