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Whodunnit comedy is dead funny; Amateur Stage.

Byline: John Slim

SOME amateur theatre groups are better at publicising their shows than others.

Oldbury Repertory Players launch Murdered to Death, the Peter Gordon spoof on the Agatha Christie genre, tomorrow night. And they herald this tale of sudden death with an attractive teaser: "Did Bunting the butler do it? Will the English colonel lose his stiff upper lip? What is the shady French art dealer up to? And will the bumbling police inspector be able to solve the case before all of the cast meet a sticky end?"

All good stuff! And for the record, it's accompanied by a zany photograph of Inspector Pratt with notebook and pencil poised while there's a gun at his head and a policeman with a dagger is threatening to make a hole in his hat.

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MURDERED... Oldbury Repertory Players Ivor Williams (centre), as Inspector Pratt, with Shelley Campbell and Mark Heath.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Nov 9, 2007
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