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Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders | Masham Players

Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

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 Synopsis

Comedy - Full Length 3m 7f

Time: the present 

Setting: Chortleby Village Hall



Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.

From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.

But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!

Cast (in order of appearance)

Harry - the village hall caretaker, cynical, worldly-wise, down-to-earth - Daniel Biddy


Agatha - crime novelist, unassuming, but very smart - Pam Grimsditch

Alice - Agatha's sister-in-law, pleasant, unpretentious - Marylin Broad

Olivia - upper-crust, landed gentry type with less land than she'd like - Lin Blyth

Eleanor - chair of the hall committee, mother-superior type - Julie Prescott

Twigg - Detective Inspector of extraordinary incompetence - Jonathan Trenholme

Maisie - cleaner, pleasant but not afraid to call a spade a spade - Jackie Jones

Toby - vicar, generally genial and a little naïve, but can be forceful - Steve Laugher
       PC Lockett - village bobby, cousin to Harry - Daniel Biddy

Isabella - pub landlady, mumsy type with definite pretensions - 
Sue Smith

Oliver - Olivia's brother, who, except for the hair, looks the same - Lin Blyth

Mandy - model, young, streetwise girl -
 Helen Blake


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