Review: Strictly Murder, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, June 16-17

Andrew Fettes stars in Strictly Murder. Picture: Talking Scarlet

Andrew Fettes stars in Strictly Murder. Picture: Talking Scarlet - Credit: Archant

I can’t tell you much about Talking Scarlet’s production of this Brian Clemens’ thriller except that it’s very good.

Brian Capron and Gary Turner star in Talking Scarlet's production of Strictly Murder. Picture: TALKI

Brian Capron and Gary Turner star in Talking Scarlet's production of Strictly Murder. Picture: TALKING SCARLET - Credit: Archant

Set in Provence, 1939, English couple Peter and Suzy live in idyllic isolation far, it seems, from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a knock on their door. Saying anything else will spoil what’s to come.

Fans of a good mystery, we fancy ourselves as pretty decent armchair detectives. Full of edge of your seat twists and turns, we were kept guessing until the very end.

Wonderfully directed by Clemens’ son Samuel, it was taut and chillingly atmospheric; helped by the music, specially written by prestigious composer Edward White. The amount of detail put into the production, including the impressive staging, was clear.

Actors Gary Turner, Lara Lemon, Andrew Fettes, Brian Capron and Corrinne Wicks were fantastic.

Read my chat with Campron here.


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