Aldermaston Players

2007 Murdered to Death

Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon

This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight –Bunting the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; the bumbling police inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes – they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?

February 2007 saw the Players take on a full length comedy.


Director – Chris Boott

Peter Gordon – Playwright

Peter Gordon was born in York in 1950. After reading for a degree at Sheffield, he went on to qualify as a chartered Civil Engineer and embarked on a career which has led him as far afield as the Arabian Gulf. Peter’s other plays include Out of Focus, Generations Apart, Seeds of Doubt, Third Week in August, The Reunion and Secondary Cause of Death, the popular sequel to Murdered to Death. Both of these have been performed extensively around the world. Peter has also written the television adaptation of Generations Apart. He now lives near York.

Peter Gordon - Playwright

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