Murder at Checkmate Manor: The Farndale Murder Mystery

Jul. 21 - 23, 2017

Murder at Checkmate Manor: The Farndale Murder Mystery


130 Magnolia Road, Tanunda SA 5352
Adult $25.00 Concession $22.00 Child (U19) $10.00
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Barossa Arts and Convention Centre
08 8561 4299

Barossa Players will stage one of their funniest shows when they present the Farndale "Murder at Checkmate Manor". The six ladies of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Towns Women's Guild Dramatic Society (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.) are a force to bereckoned with. The sheer scale of their ambition in mounting "Murder at Checkmate Manor", is only matched by their overwhelming confidence intheir abilities to master all fourteen parts.
As a family gathers for a special occasion, it seems there are more people leaving than arriving... don't miss this anything can and will go wrongpiece of brilliant theatre!
The production is blighted by a series of disasters. The curse of Amateur Drama groups strikes…. The scenery falls down, sound effects add a strange note, cues are missed and those quick changes are just too slow. Through this adversity the ladies soldier on, determined to provide a good evening out for their audience (which also includes a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz - complete with prize), but reveal more about the relationships between themselves than the plot.
The play is set in the drawing room of Checkmate Manor. The family gathers for the reading of the will of the late Sir Reginald Bishop. However, someone else has designs on the Checkmate millions, and will stop at nothing to get them. A string of grisly murders ensues, where everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect in aclassic whodunit farce. The crunch comes in the final scene when the murderer is about to be revealed, when Mrs Reece, doyenne of the group, saves the daywith a final twist to the plot.

Performance Times and Dates

Friday, 21st July, 2017 - 8.00pm
Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 - 2.00pm and 8.00pm
Sunday, 23rd July, 2017 - 2.00pm