Saturday, May 25, 2024

A Locked Room mystery double bill

26th October – 4th November 2023
Edgar Alan Poe – The Murder in the Rue Morgue
The original detective story.

Two women are found brutally murdered in their Parisian home in the Rue Morgue – one body, virtually decapitated, the other thrust head downwards up a chimney.

The Police, baffled by the apparent lack of any possible egress by the killers, strange voices heard just after the blood-curdling screams of the woman and the lack of a motive – not for the murders themselves but for the savage nature of the crime – arrest a seemingly innocent man. In steps C. August Dupin to investigate the seemingly impossible events.
In Dupin, Edgar Alan Poe created the first modern detective upon which all others were based including: Sherlock Holmes, Arsene Lupin, Miss Marple and even Jessica Fletcher.

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band
“Oh my God. It was the band. The specked band!”
A dying woman’s mysterious last words and a plea for help from her sister, lead Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to a crumbling country house.
How did a young woman die there with no obvious cause of death, and why does her sister believe she will be next? With a seemingly locked room mystery on his hands, Holmes must solve one of the darkest and most baffling cases of his career. Adapted from the short story by Arthur Conan Doyle this is Sherlock Holmes at his finest!

Ticket prices:
Standard ticket: £13.00
Concession ticket: £11.00

More information:
🌐 https://blueorangetheatre.co.uk

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