Hilarious whodunit a must

WHILE it’s packed full of wit and very funny, laugh-out-loud scenes, this genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot, ‘Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders’ will delight fans young and old when it debuts at Bankstown Arts Centre in July.

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist who’s pretty adept at solving crimes.
When her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days in the village of Chortelby, it’s not long before Agatha gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.
From Toby the Vicar and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects.
With an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up. Can you figure out whodunit?
Described as the ‘love child’ of the Vicar of Dibley and Agatha Christie, the stage play is a labour of love for longtime Bankstown Theatre Company (BTC) life member Arthur Pickering who is also head of the wardrobe department.
Directing this latest BTC offering, Arthur said when he first read the script, he was reminded of the Carry On movies of the 1960s.
“It’s full of that same, fantastic humour; you’ll be able to sit back, have a good laugh and forget your troubles,” he said.
“The characters are over-the-top and slightly bizarre to which our talented cast does great justice; it’s just pure escapism and the audience is guaranteed to have a good laugh and enjoy a night of top notch entertainment and fun.”
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