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Murder in Play - November 2022


Putting the Drama back into IODS - Our first play in 50 years!


Director Boris Smolensky's budget repertory production of "Murder at Priorswell Manor" is looking decidedly shaky and that’s just the scenery. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play and life imitates art when Boris's wife, Renee (the has been actress acting way below her age), is murdered on stage. Boris has his eyes on the young ingenue of a leading lady whilst all the characters you’d expect, from the has been actor who acted with Larry and wants everyone to know, to the perpetual understudy are there. Simon Brett's hilarious text, a worthy companion to his Charles Paris theatrical thriller novels, ruthlessly satirizes the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th November 2022
Telford Studio, Redbridge Drama Centre
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Cast & Creatives


Harrison | Jeremy Smith

Sophie | Jo Shore

Tim | Matt Burrcombe

Pat | Rhian Jimenez

Boris | Russell Gillary

Rene | Liz Calnon

Ginette | Emmeline Cosgrove 

Christa | Helen Pree


Director | Christine Keates

Set | Grant Alverez

Costume Design | Diana Smith

Props | Mo Jones

Marketing | Dylan Lee, Russell Gillary, Emmeline Cosgrove

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