Murder and mystery abound in the Francis Durbridge thriller Deadly Nightcap with more than its fair share of blind alleys.
And you can follow all the twists and turns to this ingenious thriller when its staged by King’s Lynn Players at King’s Lynn Arts Centre next week.
Carol Beveridge, chairman of the Players, said: “After a couple of years of comedy drama, with Calendar Girls and Blackadder Goes Forth, we are delighted to be returning to the Arts Centre with this really fantastic thriller.
“The Guildhall of St George stage is the perfect setting for this atmospheric production. There are many red herrings and dodgy dealings in this gripping whodunit and we hope local audiences will enjoy the intrigue.”
Carol added: “Christina Attridge directs the show and an experienced cast of Players have been assembled to bring this thriller to life.”
Deadly Nightcap opens with Jack Radford and his wife Sarah who appear to be a happy and successful couple living in a large home in the country.
Jack is managing director of Donnington’s estate agents, a family business inherited by Sarah and her brother Edward; the business is flourishing but there are rumours of dubious dealings.
Jack is secretly plotting to kill his wife and make it look like suicide. However, his plans are thwarted: he, not his wife, ends up dead. But how and by whom? Who is the real killer?
Even though the investigation led by Inspector Cliff Jordan concludes Jack was murdered by a prowler, there are many possible suspects and motives.
Deadly Nightcap will be presented at King’s Lynn Arts Centre from Thursday to Saturday, March 26-28 March at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £10 and are available from the box office on 01553 764864.