The Floral Pavilion Announces: ‘Rehearsal For Murder’, March 2016

BILL Kenwright and The Classic Thriller Theatre Company bring their first production ‘Rehearsal For Murder’ to the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton from Monday 14th to Saturday 19th March 2016. This murder mystery comes from the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the mystery seriesMurder She Wrote’ and the award-winning TV detective series ’Columbo’. Playwright Alex Dennison is left heartbroken when his fiancée and leading lady Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her stage debut. On the anniversary of that ill-fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, for a reading of his new play. But as the reading progresses, the play’s similarity to actual events becomes increasingly uncomfortable for the participants, and it soon becomes clear that Alex believes Monica was murdered and his new play is a devious cat-and-mouse chase to uncover her killer… The production stars Robert Daws (‘Poldark’, ‘The Royal’, ‘Outside Edge’), his wife and co-star fromThe Royal’ Amy Robbins (‘Casualty’, ‘Blood Brothers’) and includes three of the most popular members of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company: Susan Penhaligon (‘Bouquet of Barbed Wire’, ‘A Fine Romance), Robert Duncan (‘Drop The Dead Donkey’, ‘Go Back For Murder’) and Ben Nealon (‘Soldier Soldier’, ‘Black Coffee’). Joining them are Steven Pinder (Brookside) and Lucy Dixon (‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Hollyoaks’). The production will be directed by Roy Marsden, who has had two successful West End runs with Noel Coward’sVolcano’ and Agatha Christie’s (under the pen name Mary Westmacott)A Daughter’s A Daughter’. His most recent work for Bill Kenwright was directing a UK tour of Susan Hill’sThe Woman in Black’. Contact: www.floralpavilion.com  Tel 0151 6660000