Murder on the Terrace

Open Air Theatre: Murder on the Terrace (Ticketed)

Thursday 11 August 2016
Gates open at 6.00pm. Performance starts at 7.00pm and finishes at approx. 9.30pm.

The first of two shows from Heartbreak Productions for the summer, this murder mystery will benefit enormously from being performed near the museum’s millpond, and there will be plenty of audience participation!

The play

The scene is set – A respectable garden party to celebrate Lord Cava’s retirement and the handing over of his sparkling wine empire to his nephew, Charles Standen-Delliver. It is no secret that Charles intends to shut down the business and convert Lord Cava’s Manor (The Cavary) into a conference centre. Unsurprisingly, Charles is later found dead, poisoned, clutching Percival – Lord Cava’s beloved pet parrot. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour. Can you solve the mystery?

This original murder-mystery by David Kerby-Kendall will be an interactive play with references to Downton, Agatha Christie, part romp, part farce and a whole lot of fun. Come along and figure out if you can decipher ‘whodunit’?!

Running time approximately 2 hours 15 minutes with a 20 minute interval.

Doors open 6pm for 7pm start. Due to the live nature of this event, performance times may vary.

Suitable for those aged 8+ years.

Booking tickets

Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children, or £35 for 2 adults and 2 children.
You can book online (please click here and you will be re-directed to an Eventbrite page for the booking).
call us on 01243 811021 or email [email protected].

We cannot offer refunds for this production.

Food & drink

You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy your own refreshments. The Museum cafe will also be open before the performance and during the interval for you to buy hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.

What to bring

Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs. The performance is not under cover so it is advisable to come prepared for all types of weather.

Heartbreak go ahead in all but the worst of weathers. They will perform through rain. However, should torrential rain or thunder and lightning strike, they will stop the performance for health and safety reasons.

This judgement is down to the Event Co-ordinator on the day.