Murder In Company by Philip King and John Boland
As the nights are drawing in what better than a good murder mystery play to entertain you! A dramatic society is assembling in a church hall to rehearse a production of a mystery-thriller under its somewhat dictatorial director Philip Stephens. Events and strains within the company, however, more than equal those in the play they are to present. Philip’s wife is friendlier than is wise with a young man in the company, a “prowler” is in the neighbourhood and attacks one of the girls, an unpleasant caretaker tries a little blackmail and one of the women seems to know him from the past. The rehearsal proceeds under difficulties until the mysterious death of the caretaker brings the situation of the who-dunnit even more closely into real life. It transpires that almost everyone might, and could, have murdered the dead man - eventually the identity of the killer is revealed.
The play is directed by Linda Taylor - who has tried not to be too dictatorial with her cast! And a very strong cast it is with some of the club’s most experienced actors joining some of the younger members including one who is making her debut with Bangor Drama Club.