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Chapel Players stage Agatha Christie’s thriller The Unexpected Guest

Alan Tolley and Nicola Hallows in Chapel Players' production of The Unexpected  Guest at Chapel Playhouse.
Alan Tolley and Nicola Hallows in Chapel Players' production of The Unexpected Guest at Chapel Playhouse.

Chapel Players have launched their production of Agatha Christie’s thriller The Unexpected Guest.

The intriguing murder mystery continues its run at The Playhouse on Eccles Road on May 12, 18 and 19 at 7.30pm.

Directed by David Mowl, retiring chairman and member of Chapel Players for more than 30 years, the production sees many society members flexing their thespian muscles to surprise and delight the audience.

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Tickets for the drama cost £8 and £56 (concessions), available from Halls Mica Hardware in Chapel, or on the door.

Chapel Players are always looking for new talent; whether you are a budding actor, star set builder, master musician, prop perfectionist, or costume queen; get in touch to find out more about this friendly community group at www.chapelplayers.weebly.com or email chapel.players@hotmail.com.