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Above and below stairs at Bagshot House

Two weeks ago (already!) we completed our successful run of Secondary Cause of Death.  You can see photos of the production itself over in our production photos section.  Here are some pictures from behind the scenes before, during and after the show. We’ve finally broken him, if not his sets.  Long-time set-builder and occasional gorilla…
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Voosh… no more Inspector Pratt!

The storm clouds gathered over Bagshot House on Saturday night but there was barely a drop of rain, much less the snow that features in the plot.  Subsequently it was another warm one for both our near-capacity audience and actors alike. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to…
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Hot stuff!

It was another warm one last night. If you were in the audience and feeling the heat, spare a thought for the actors – those stage lights push out more heat than a three-bar electric heater, inside an oven, in a glass house full of chilli plants on a hot sunny day… on fire. If…
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One down…

That’s one performance, not one murder victim – we have many more of those already! Last night we opened our run with a successful, if rather warm, show.  Was it really only a month ago that we had weather much more appropriate for our wintery plot? Come rain, snow, sleet, hail or unseasonal warmness, we’ll…
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Back in time for murder!

Welcome to Bagshot House, 1939. We are taking you back in time to before WWII when Britannia ruled the waves and the upper classes ruled Britannia; when those below stairs knew their deferential place and those born into privilege sensed their own entitlement.  It’s the will of the people, don’tcha know! Take Colonel Charles Craddock,…
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We'll meet again…

…but unlike Vera, we know where and we know when as Bluntisham Village Hall is transformed into Bagshot House for Secondary Cause of Death this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Set-up day was the usual hive of frenetic activity. If you stand around long enough, eventually someone will put a cup of tea in your…
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Buy tickets in advance and get a free* entry in the raffle

Production week is here again!  The Bagshot House library, scene of the crimes in Secondary Cause of Death, is taking shape thanks to the tireless efforts of our set-builders. Don’t worry, they know what they’re doing.  More on that in the next post. Tickets for Secondary Cause of Death are on sale now, both online and…
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Actors, acting

Secondary Cause of Death – cast change

We have a change to the previously published cast for Secondary Cause of Death.  Unfortunately Mandy, who was to play Lily Tuthill the cook, has had to withdraw from the production.  Fortunately though, Ross has stepped in to play Larry Tuthill the chef.  Ross has been part of the production from the start as assistant…
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18

18 and counting…

18 dead deceased murdered copses?  That would be going some with a cast of only 10 characters.  Many secondary causes of death there… 18 days till opening night?  As it happens, at the time of writing there are, but we’re not having a balloon countdown every day. An 18th birthday?  Could be – but who? …
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Cereal Killer

Give us a clue… doh!

Colonel Craddock’s guests are gathering at Bagshot House.  They had better watch their backs though, and also their fronts and their sides, for peril lurks in every dark nook and cranny.  There is a cereal killer in their midst! (Shouldn’t that be “serial killer”? – Ed) (Apparently not.  As you were.) But who is the…
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