Cast (In order of appearance): Crew:
Sandra – Hilary Hoar Stage Manager – Helen Murphy
Detective Jane Pierot – Emma Blasdale Prompt – Pat Cusa
Mrs Levington – Gloria McGinty Lighting & Sound – Simon Bolt
Carla – Rachel Feeny-Williams
Jack Leyton – Sean Murphy
Exton’s latest production of “The Murder is The Thing” saw them showcasing the work of one of their existing members, Rachel Feeny-Williams. This one act told the tale of Jane Pierot (pronounced Poirot), a retired interior designer turned private detective. Detective Pierot has run the only private detective agency in the quiet town of Catesbury-With-Worth for nearly three years without a single case, much to the annoyance and frustration of her secretary, Sandra. That is until one day the mysterious Mrs Levington arrives in the office seeking help to find her missing husband. With the help of retired Seargent of the local police, Jack Leyton, Detective Pierot and Sandra work tirelessly to discover the truth of the case, only to discover Mrs Levington was in fact Jane’s estranged wife, Harriet!
The play ran on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017 and received many compliments from audience members, particularly regarding the fact that the play was rehearsed in six weeks and written in five days!
The play has now moved on from Exton and is being portrayed by the Broadclyst Theatre Company on 28th & 29th July so keep an eye out for ticket news. In addition there is also word of it’s entry to the Exmouth One Act Play festival in 2018.
Watch this Space!