15 August - 24 August 2019

The Murder Room

A Mystery Farce

Jack Sharkey’s three-act British farce, “The Murder Room,” concerns newly-weds Edgar and Mavis.  Two days before their wedding Edgar discovers that Mavis - a nasty piece of work - is being unfaithful.  After her first attempt to kill him by poison fails, Mavis resorts to shooting him and then returning to her lover.  Chaos and complications reign when it transpires that  Edgar's body has vanished ...

 "Murder has never been this funny.  A spoof of all crime thrillers ... it is good clean mirth all the way.  The quick, smart, extremely well timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes through loud and clear [with] never a dull moment.:  -  Times

"Delightful ... constant humour ... A good mixture of Agatha Christie, Monty Python and Abbot and Costello!"  -  Canon, Memphis

"Really a minor gem ... witty and sophisticated."  -  Newcastle Morning Herald