Redbridge Stage make a killing
IN ITS 35-year history, Redbridge Stage Company has put on many mystery thrillers by writers such as Agatha Christie and Francis Durbridge. But there has been nothing like its latest production where the murderer could be anybody on stage. The prolific A
IN ITS 35-year history, Redbridge Stage Company has put on many mystery thrillers by writers such as Agatha Christie and Francis Durbridge.
But there has been nothing like its latest production where the murderer could be anybody on stage.
The prolific Alan Ayckbourn's take on the genre, It Could Be Any One Of Us, is set in a typical remote country house and features a collection of eccentric characters, all of whom have motives and the opportunity to commit murder most horrid.
Will the resident but sadly inept detective discover whodunit? He'll have his work cut out as there are multiple endings and the murderer's identity will vary from performance to performance.
Director Lesley Curtis said: "We always try to choose something that challenges while it entertains and this production will be no exception.
"Guessing who is the murderer is part of the fun of thrillers, but with various permutations to consider this will make things more tricky than usual. As an additional twist. we don't even mind if the audience tells all their friends who the murderer was - it'll be someone else next time!"
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The show runs at the Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, from Thursday until Saturday. Curtain up at 7.30pm (Saturday matinee at 3pm). Tickets from the box office on 020 8553 4466.