The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 - by John Bishop

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious ‘Stage Door Slasher’) assemble for a backer’s audition at an isolated country mansion. The house is replete with sliding wall panels, secret passageways, nazi spies, a bumbling police inspector and a German maid who is apparently four different people - all of which figure in the intrigue and comic mayhem which follows when the ‘Slasher’ reappears, striking again - and again, and again. While the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance and a blizzard rages outside cutting off any possible retreat, bodies start dropping in plain sight and suspicion mounts with the demise of each new victim until the ‘Slasher’ is finally unmasked - much to the relief of the audience, who will need a rest following the non-stop barrage of laughter.

Cast:

Helsa Wenzel (Tina Burbidge); Elsa Von Grossenknueten (Jane Weston); Sergeant Kelly (Daniel Ody); Nikki Crandall (Becky Davis); Patrick O’Reilly (Tom Freegard); Ken De La Maize (Rob Burbidge); Eddie McCuen (Richard Parker); Marjorie Baverstock (Penny Caird); Roger Hopewell (Dave Burbidge); Bernice Roth (Heather Prictor); Radio Announcer (Heather Freegard)

Director: Amanda Jayne Davey


 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
 
WADAMS production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop in 2012
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