Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

Reviewed by Sue Ellis of the Eckington Leader

Agatha Crusty

Chortleby’s All Saints Village Hall was the setting for plenty of chuckles from the audience with this latest performance by Eckington's City Players.

Agatha crusty, the crime solving novelist (pronounced croosty as she had to reiterate on several occasions,) is visiting her sister-in-law Alice, and it is not long before she is caught up in a series of murders which appeared to be directed at members of the village hall committee.

A genuine murder mystery, with a truly incompetent word mangling detective inspector in charge of the investigation, with plenty of suspects including the vicar, the caretaker, identical twins, the chair of the committee and the cleaner; this play gives City Players chance to show their capabilities and flex their comedic talents to the full - red herrings abound and all is, of course, not always as it seems. Accident or murder, perhaps something else entirely, it is not until the final scene that the very unexpected murderer is revealed.

Another highly enjoyable and successful production which the first night's audience thoroughly enjoyed.

Ellis, Susan. "Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders". Eckington Leader, March 2014. Print.