Players to perform classic comedy thriller

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Julie Roberts makes her on-stage debut for Morpeth St George’s Community Players when they present ‘Who Dies Wins’ by Seymour Matthews later this week, writes Brian Bennett.

The comedy thriller, which is being produced by David Swinton, runs for three nights – Thursday, November 13, Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 – in St George’s Church Hall.

A spokesperson for the group said: “Three couples meet for a dinner party. They are all friends of long standing but not everyone is quite what they seem.

“Intrigues, dubious business dealings and threatening letters underscore the pleasantries and then the shots ring out. Can the eccentric local police inspector possibly unravel the evidence and reveal the perpetrator?

“Slowly the evidence is presented to the dinner party guests, who have been brought back together. Red herrings float past and new information is produced as if from a magician’s hat.

“There is a twist that will keep the audience guessing right up to the final curtain and in a classic denouement, the facts are presented and the guilty unmasked.”

The play starts at 7.30pm on all three nights. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Chantry, priced £6 for adults and £5 concessions.