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The Tamaritans Theatre Company in Plymouth, Devon

Our October 2015 Production was:

Murdered to Death

Author: - Peter Gordon
Directed by: - Kevin Romaine
At: Muse Theatre, Lipson College
Dates: 28th -31st October 2015
Times: Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm

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The Play

Think Agatha Christie meets Inspector Clouseau, with a little bit of The Adams Family thrown in and you have a recipe for a great comedy thriller.
“Murdered To Death” is set in a country manor house in the 1930’s with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight. Bunting the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; the bumbling police inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes. They’re all here, and caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will the audience die laughing first?

Peter Gordon was born in York. Now a full-time writer, his earlier career as a Chartered Civil Engineer took him as far afield as the Middle East and eventually led him to become Head of Civil Engineering at a UK university. He is best known for plays such as Murdered to Death and Third Week in August, which has been performed at the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall. His plays are performed world-wide. Peter, whose first play was published in 1990, is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights. His plays have enjoyed great success, appealing to audiences world-wide. To date, he has written eleven comedies, a psychological thriller and a one act comedy. The ‘Inspector Pratt' trilogy - spoofs of the Agatha Christie genre of whodunnits - have been described as “deliciously wicked” and “hilarious and very clever”. Collectively, ‘Murdered to Death’, ‘Secondary Cause of Death’ and ‘Death by Fatal Murder’. Peter has recently completed a new comedy play with a darker edge, ‘Walk the Walk’, based around a group of people attempting the Coast to Coast walk. He has several other ongoing projects, including a prequel to the Pratt series and a musical adaptation of Generations Apart.
The Tamaritans are grateful for the lovely message they received from the author... “My very best wishes to all involved in the production. I hope you have great time. I hope that you will all have lots of fun with the play and that you are rewarded with brilliant audiences for your performances. Warmest regards, Pete”


Mildred Denise Brush
Dorothy, companion and housekeeper to Mildred Lianne Gore
Bunting, the butler Matthew Becker
Colonel Charles Craddock Noel Preston-Jones
Margaret Craddock Christina Barry
Pierre Marceau Andrew Taylor
Eleizabeth Hartley-Trumpington Kate Roberts
Joan Maple Debbie Temple
Inspector Pratt Rob Howard
Constable Thompkins Joe Gore
Directed by Kevin Romaine