Old Day School, Bluntisham

Tag: Murder Mystery

Count Puchlik

Don't mention the War

What’s going on here then? Does this actor have dodgy knees?  Possibly. Are his trousers overly starchy?  Perhaps. Or is there something altogether more sinister going on? Come along to BaCStage’s next show Secondary Cause of Death and find out!  Tickets on sale now. You can buy your tickets online at TicketSource or in person…
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Somebody's body

This week we took delivery of the Bagshot House sofa.  Our green sofa has done an excellent job as understudy through rehearsals so far, but now we have the real thing.  We’d like to say a big thank you to the good people of Emmaus Cambridge for lending us the sofa, and also a bookcase;…
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Tickets now on sale for Secondary Cause of Death

About time too, old boy.  Tickets are now on sale for Secondary Cause of Death. You can buy your tickets online at TicketSource or in person at Bluntisham Service Station (from Monday March 19th) Tickets are £8 in advance, or £8.50 on the door. Reserve your place at Bagshot House Hotel in the company of…
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Actors, acting

Secondary Cast of Death

It’s barely a month until opening night and tickets go on sale next week.  It’s about time we introduced the cast of Secondary Cause of Death.  Get to know them now before they start getting bumped off! Jason Colonel Charles Craddock, retired Jason is usually found at the back of the hall controlling the lighting and…
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Colonel Craddock, in the library, with the brass monkeys

Now, you may not be aware of this as it didn’t receive much coverage in the news, but it actually snowed in some parts of Britain last week.  I know! Storm Emma, the Beast from the East, an Arctic blast, dozens of cancelled rail services, hundreds of closed schools, the end of the world as…
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You leave them alone for 5 minutes…

Ron thought it would be a good idea to have a whiteboard and calendar in the ODS, to convey useful information such as “what we’re rehearsing this week” or “when actors will be missing rehearsals” or… Indeed.  Give a bunch of overgrown children a marker pen and whiteboard and you’ve only got yourself to blame…
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Actors, acting

If you build it, they will orally articulate

Bagshot House is starting to take shape. Looks like Colonel Craddock could do with getting the decorators in though.  Not to mention some doors.  Bonus point if you can spot part of the set from Virtue Triumphant there. Like moths to a flame, actors are inexorably drawn to a stage set.  They just can’t stop…
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Tell us what to do Ron Ron Ron, to do Ron Ron

Despite the very cold weather we have been having lately, rehearsals for Secondary Cause of Death are warming up nicely. Some brave actors are even starting to rehearse from memory without their comfort scripts, while others are yet to get past the “laughing at their own character’s jokes” phase. SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH (the sequel…
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Inspect a Hound

Rehearsals are well and truly under way for our next production. But what, or rather, who, is this?  Have we changed tack and decided to perform The Real Inspector Hound instead?  In a word, no (although it is on our to-do list), Inspector Pratt is still on his way back to Bluntisham in Secondary Cause…
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Secondary Cast of Death

We’re finishing the year on a high.  After a couple of very entertaining and successful auditions at the end of November we have ourselves a cast for our Spring production, Secondary Cause of Death. CAST (in order of appearance) Lady Isadora Pollock . . . . . . . . . . . . .…
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