Murder mystery comes to Buxton Opera House

A Murder Has Been Arranged - Mark Martin and Nicola Weeks
A Murder Has Been Arranged - Mark Martin and Nicola Weeks

A terrifying edge-of-the-seat thriller, set in 1930s London, is set to keep Buxton Opera House audiences guessing ‘whodunnit’.

With its mysterious power and intricate storyline, A Murder has Been Arranged is sure to enthral when it is performed at the Water Street venue from Thursday August 29 to Saturday August 31.

Murder has been Arranged - Anita Harris and Poppy Meadows

Murder has been Arranged - Anita Harris and Poppy Meadows

The production has been brought to the stage by Ian Dickens Productions and boasts an all-star cast including well-loved British star Anita Harris, Coronation Street’s Oliver Mellor, who plays Dr Matt Carter, and Karen Ford, of Grange Hill fame.

It tells the story of Sir Charles Jasper, an eccentric who delves into the occult. He is due to inherit two million pounds on his birthday and plans to celebrate the occasion with a party on the stage of the St. James Theatre.

But the theatre is supposedly haunted because of several mysterious deaths many years ago, and if Sir Charles should die before the clock strikes 11, his nephew, Maurice Mullins, will inherit the vast fortune.

To cap it all, legend says that a murder once committed at the theatre will one day be solved when a mute woman appears on stage to reveal the killer.

This fascinating thriller, written by Emlyn Williams, the extraordinary Welsh playwright and man of the theatre, is still as powerful today as when it was first produced in 1930s London. With its mysterious and intricate storyline and lavish sets and costumes, A Murder has Been Arranged isn’t one to miss.

Evening performances of A Murder Has Been Arranged will take place at 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinees on the Saturday and Thursday.

Tickets, priced from £13 to £17, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.