Belper Players to stage clever whodunnit

Belper Players promise an evening of merriment and mayhem in their forthcoming production of Murdered To Death by Peter Gordon.

TV adaptations of Agatha Christie novels are rarely off our screens, but this play lovingly lampoons the traditional detective novel.

The action is set in a remote country manor where Mildred, the lady of the house, her long-suffering niece Dorothy, and butler Bunting prepare to entertain a motley crew of guests for dinner.

But all is not what it seems, and the evening quickly descends into murder. Luckily we can depend on local amateur sleuth Joan Maple to help out where the incompetent Inspector Pratt falls down.

Director Sara Noble-Nesbitt says: “It’s very, very funny, but behind all the gags is a clever little whodunnit, so there really is something for everyone.”

Murdered To Death will be performed at the The Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper, from March 16-19 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 07582 416610 or online from