Your article: Drama group to perform murder mystery comedy

Rehearsal in action for Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders.
Rehearsal in action for Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders.

A drama group in Market Weighton is hard at work rehearsing for its next production.

Following Market Weighton Community Players’ recent, sell-out productions of ‘Allo ‘Allo and ‘Dad’s Army’, the group has turned to a murder mystery comedy to bring more fun to their audiences.

The play is called ‘Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders’ and is a well-drafted, funny and witty story about multiple murders in a typical village. Written by Derek Webb, the production features some accurate and amusing portraits of likely suspects from the vicar to the cleaner.

Confusion continues as bodies pile up and the incompetent D.I. loses the plot. The ‘whodunnit’ is cleverly disguised until the end and solving the plot will amuse and tax the audience.

As usual with the Players some well known local residents are featured in roles well outside their comfort zone which adds further to the comedy.

Performances are on 12, 13 and 14 November at 7.30pm at The Market Weighton Social Club, Southgate, Market Weighton.

Tickets, priced £7 are on sale now at the Post Office and The Paper Shop in Market Weighton.

The Community Players have also announced that, following market demand, they are to stage a repeat showing of Dad’s Army on 3, 4 and 5 March next year again at The Market Weighton Social Club.

Active since 1947, The Market Weighton Community Players is a vibrant drama group which exists to encourage and support the development of the performing arts in the community of Market Weighton and the surrounding villages.