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FATHER BROWN - The Murderer in the Mirror

A thrilling, intriguing new whodunit - touring summer 2021 - spring 2022

based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton

When a famous actor is found dead just before the opening of his latest West End production, Father Brown - invited by the leading actor to watch the dress rehearsal - sees at once in the shattered dressing room mirror that all is not as it seems. And if all the possible suspects were on stage at the time, watched by Father Brown, who could possibly be the murderer!



John Lyons (hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan, David Jason’s sidekick in “A Touch of Frost”) joins us once again to play Father Brown. John’s other TV appearances include “Upstairs Downstairs”, “The Onedin Line”, “On the Buses”, “George and Mildred” and “The Sweeney”.



Tour Schedule
(More dates to follow)

(click on venue for their website)
Thurs 3 - Sat 5 June
Wed 7 - Thurs 8 July
Mon 12 - Tues 13 July
Tues 27 - Thurs 29 July
Tues 22 - Thurs 24 February
Tues 8 March
Forum Theatre Billingham
Tues 22 - Sat 26 March
Wed 30 - Thurs 31 March
Civic Theatre Chelmsford
Thurs 7 - Sat 9 April
Theatre Royal Winchester



Chesterfield Theatres Summer Play Season 2021
Co-productions with Tabs Productions and Rumpus Theatre Company



Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st August

Successful chat show host Draycott Harris has a problem … he has no luck with women. While worldly-wise housekeeper Mrs Finney struggles to keep his gadget-ridden Mayfair flat in order, Draycott’s pursuit of attractive new PR girl Honey Tooks proves far more difficult than he expects – especially when elder brother James turns up to help, and long-suffering secretary Julia’s growing passion for her boss finally reaches boiling point!

Mating Game



Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th August

Set in a small Pennine village in the 1920’s, Amy and Arthur have been married just under a year, but the small community begins to talk in whispers when Amy starts visiting the public baths twice a week and taking long walks alone. Arthur is more interested in cricket, football, and his pigeons. In an attempt to inspire more romance in their relationship, Amy does nothing to dispel the rumours of her ‘fancy man’.


Fancy Man



Tuesday 31st August - Saturday 4th September

Two successful thriller writers are struggling for inspiration, and their financial resources are rapidly dwindling. Desperately searching for a new idea, they decide to first imagine a victim and then fit the mystery plot around their dead body. “We need a victim the audience would cheerfully hate,”.......... but will their best plot in years run and run?

All About Murder




a spine-tingling new play based on M R James' classic ghost story

touring autumn 2021

Professor Parkins imagines his holiday on the East Anglian coast will be a relaxing
antidote to the rigours of college life, an enjoyable mix of golf and amateur
archeology ... but when a little light digging uncovers a long-buried bronze whistle,
with a cryptic inscription, his carefree sabbatical transforms itself into a ghastly
nightmare, the consequences of which will haunt him forever.



Tour Schedule
(more dates to follow)

(click on venue for their website)
Mon 18 October
Wed 20 October
Thur 21 October
Fri 22 October
Tues 26 October
Wed 27 October
Fri 29 October
Thur 4 November
Fri 5 November
Sat 6 November
Thur 11 November
Sat 13 November

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