CATS perform Prescription for Murder this weekBy Sanya Burgess
June 21, 2012
Although set in the sleepy town of Bere Knighton in Devon, Prescription for Murder is far from tranquil.
The chilling thriller written by Norman Robbins will be brought to life in all its spine-tingling glory by the Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) next week.
The cast have been looking over their shoulders for the past few months as they step into some rather dangerous shoes.
“This exciting play has a remarkable twist at the end,” says press secretary Donald Lee, careful to keep the secret under wraps.
“There is never a dull moment for Dr Richard Forth.
“Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara is constantly ill and nobody knows what’s wrong with her.”
Dr Richard Forth, played by CATS veteran John Caley, is thrown into further turmoil when a stranger arrives on the scene and claims to know his ex-fiancée, who Richard maintains doesn’t exist.
As Barbara’s illness begins to worsen, and others start to fall ill, rumours surface that something murderous could be going on in the village.
“Bad luck spreads as quickly as bad news, and it seems somebody is out to kill Barbara and anyone else who gets in their way,” says Donald.
Excitement and fear circle the play, which is being directed by mother and daughter team Anna and Angie Chitty.
“It has been an interesting experience to work with my daughter on this one,” says Angie, who also stars in the play.
“I am relying heavily on Anna to guide us in the right direction as I also have a part in it.”
The duo have been working together and are hoping the play will leave their audience rather rattled by the end of the night.CATS will be performing Prescription for Murder from Thursday, June 28, to Saturday, June 30 at Crowthorne Parish Hall, Heath Hill Road South www.catswebsite.co.uk
- Tickets are £8.50, £7 concessions. They are available to buy from Playhouse Cleaners, Bewitched Fancy Dress shop, and from Whimsical, on Crowthorne High Street, or you can reserve them at the CATS box office by phoning (01344) 762797.