"WANTED - ONE BODY!"
by Charles Dyer
Following on from last year’s hugely successful production “Don’t Tell the Wife”, Windmill Players Drama Group present “Wanted – One Body” by Charles Dyer. This hilarious murder-mystery farce is set in 1921 in the dilapidated mansion of the recently departed, but not greatly lamented, Charles Barraclough. Directed by Joe Burns, the cast of suspicious characters assemble in the thick of a violent storm for the reading of the will by solicitors Mr. Blundell (Sean Kilgannon) and Mr. Mickleby (Richard Morrissey). The whole household has gathered together: Mr. Barraclough’s stepdaughter Miss Faith Barraclough (Frances Hanley), Mabel the maid (Noeleen O’Connell), Agnes the cook (Marie Walshe), Anne Beale the secretary (Niamh Kelly), and Ted Johnson the chauffeur (John McGowan).
When the will is read, we learn that the bulk of his fortune has been split between the servants, setting the house in turmoil and uproar. Miss Faith Barraclough is furious and her even nastier sister, Miss Hope Barraclough (Caroline Carney) quickly shows she means to hang on to “her” fortune by deviously using blackmail and other browbeating to try and force the domestic staff to resign, and thereby forfeit their legacies. But something evil is afoot! There are murders, sliding panels and howls in the night. As communication with the outside world is cut off, bodies disappear, and any chance of returning to town becomes impossible, solicitors Blundell and Mickleby assume the role of detectives to piece together the clues to find the culprit. The plot thickens and twists and turns! But who did it? The aggressive chauffeur, the victimised secretary, the dippy maid, the insane undertaker, Mr. Sorrell (Kenny Sheridan) or the eccentric Dr. Brown (Bryan Kerrigan)?
Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 31st Jan 2020
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