BILTON Amateur Dramatic Society (BADS) is performing a comedy by Peter Gordon, entitled “Sleighed to Death” at The Bilton Theatre, between 17 & 19 Main Road, Bilton, Hull on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019, commencing each night at 7.45pm.
Production Director, Helen Davison, explains about this comedy thriller:
“Sleighed to Death” is the prequel to the ‘Inspector Pratt’ trilogy of spoofs of the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ genre. The play introduces Pratt on his very first murder case when he was still a humble Police Sergeant.
1930s England, it’s Christmas Eve in the manor house of the bumbling aristocrat, Sir Walton Gates and his wife Grace. His daughter Emma from a previous marriage arrives from town with her new companion in tow, the dashing James Washington and added to the mix is Sir Walton’s estranged brother Archie, recently returned from years spent in Australia, bringing with him an appetite for mischief and a dodgy accent. Enter England’s most confused police officer, Sergeant Pratt, who unwittingly kicks a hornet’s nest of English gentility and the evening soon descends into chaos with hilarious consequences.
Magic tricks will fail miserably, shots will inadvertently ring out and identities will be confused but can Pratt identify the individual with murderous intent before a body is found? Probably not . . . In the new prequel to the Inspector Pratt Trilogy, Sleighed to Death takes us back to the ignominious start of Inspector Pratt’s career and we discover that his early life as a policeman is no less hilarious!
Acting in this production will be Dave Hawxwell as Sergeant Pratt, with his assistant, PC Potter, played by Rachel Lawson. BADS is very happy to welcome some new faces to the Bilton stage in Roselyn Shallcross as Grace Gates, and Andy Collinson as Archie Gates. Ray Rumkee has joined our society now, which is good news for this play as he is playing Sir Walton. We welcome the return of Ellie Guy as Emma Gates and Danny Barr as James Washington. Mandy Grimston completes the line-up, playing the dour secretary to Sir Walton, Morag McKay.
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To reserve your seat, ring Steve Dale on 01482 812750. If you require specific seats or need space for a wheelchair, please phone as soon as possible and we’ll be delighted to accommodate you.
Tickets cost £6 with concessions at £5.