Sudden Death at

The Cornwall Arms

A murder mystery radio play dinner show

written by Chris Lewis & Carol Hutton

Performance dates:  Sat 7th & Sat 14th September 2019

at Thames Workingman's Club

Auditions  - All welcome

Sunday 14th July from 2-5pm at Tararu Cultural Centre


Ph Asha 027 6631933 for queries

The play takes place in 1954, in and around Thornbury Manor, home of the Maltravers family.  Set in the 1950s as a radio play with sound effects desk, radio announcer and ten cast members read their scripts into mics at front of stage.  No lines to learn. Yahoo!!!!   Only 8-9 rehearsals : Sunday afternoons, and alternative Thurs and Tuesday evenings.


Cast:  4 men 5 women and 1 radio announcer (M or F)

Caroline Maltravers - Lady of the house - wife of Richard - mother to Alice & Rebecca 
Richard Maltravers - Entrepreneur - husband of Caroline - father to Alice & Rebecca
Alice Maltravers - Doctor's Receptionist and daughter. Currently lives with her parents 
Rebecca Maltravers - Second-born daughter. Artist and painter, currently living in St Ives
John Cruickshank - Point-to-Point Trainer & Jockey - boyfriend of Alice Maltravers 
Susan Taylor - Housekeeper (and nanny to children when young) 
Mary Wells - Maid

Alan Smith - Gardener/groom/odd-job man/chauffeur 
Harold Williams - Doctor

In addition to the cast of the play, the acting company includes
A BBC Newscaster (who acts as master of ceremonies)

A Chief Sound Engineer and their Assistant (who together make the noises for the radio play)

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