Murder mystery set to unfold at Sheringham Little Theatre

John Standish as the inspector and David Bull as the sergeant in An Unexpected Guest

John Standish as the inspector and David Bull as the sergeant in An Unexpected Guest - Credit: Archant

A classic Agatha Christie 'whodunnit' is being staged by the Sheringham Players for their autumn production.

The Unexpected Guest sees a stranger (played by Tim Travers) lost in thick fog on a November night.

He arrives at a remote house in rural South Wales. Approaching the house for help, he discovers Richard Warwick dead, shot through the head.

His much younger wife, Laura (played by Hazel Warrington) is found holding a gun. Did she do it?

Or was it another member of this strange household, who all seem to have a motive?

The audience is challenged to follow the twists and turns of the plot and guess the answer to 'whodunnit' before the investigating officers.

The players have received good wishes for the play have been received from actors Liza Goddard, Frazer Hines, Mark Wynter, Sophie Ward - and Renee Asherson, who is the only living member of the original cast when the play was first staged at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End, in August 1958.

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Agatha Christie devotees will remember the actress, now in her late 90s.

The play is being directed by Greg Pope and Brenda Williams.

The Unexpected Guest runs at Sheringham Little Theatre from Thursday November 14 to Saturday November 16 at 7.30pm. Information and tickets (£8) via the box office on 01263 822347.

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