Rehearsal For Murder is a fantastic whodunnit with a really clever script that keeps you on your toes, guessing until the very last minute.

This is the most cleverly written play I’ve ever seen with great acting, and more plot twists and unexpected turns than you could ever hope for.

There’s nothing worse than a predictable thriller, this has your mind twisting and turning to keep up with the plot twists all the way through – and it’s a killer ending!

Intelligent writing and great acting – it’s a play within a play, set on a theatre stage. The action keeps you guessing all the way through, with surprise after surprise, until the final scene, when you turn to the person sitting next to you and say “I never saw that coming, did you?” the answer will be “No.”

The Agatha Christie Theatre Company sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK for 10 years but Rehearsal for Murder is the first production from Bill Kenwright’s new murder mystery team, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company. Believe me, they’ve got off to a great start!

You know you’re in good hands as it comes from the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of Murder 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 at the Broadway Theatre features a host of familiar faces from TV. It stars Robert Daws (Dr. Choake in Poldark, The Royal, Outside Edge, Roger Roger), his wife and co-star from The Royal Amy Robbins (Casualty, Blood Brothers) and 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).

There was talk that director Roy Marsden was looking on from the back on the opening night. Although best known as an actor, particularly in his role as Adam Dalgliesh in Anglia TV’s P.D. James series, he’s also been directing plays since he was 15 years-old.

Rehearsal For Murder runs at The Broadway in Peterborough until January 23, please don’t miss it!

For tickets go to or call 01733 822225.

Mike Harris


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