Friday, June 14th, 2024

Husband comes to the rescue by standing in for injured lover!

THE Kemsing Players had their own in-house drama recently when one of their leading actors, Simon Crowley, was forced to drop out of their spring production, Dial M for Murder, after suffering an injury.

STAND-IN: Laurence Allen learns his lines with the injured Simon Crowley.

Six weeks into rehearsals, Simon ruptured his Achilles tendon and could no longer play the part of Max Halliday, ex-lover of Margot Wendice, played by Martha Allen.

The curtain almost came down on the production before it had even begun as the Players faced the possibility of having to cancel the show. Luckily, the drama was resolved when Laurence Allen, Martha’s real life husband, saved the day by agreeing to play ex-lover Max Halliday.

The plot involves Tony Wendice wanting to have his wealthy wife murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. Suspense builds when he discovers her affair with Max Halliday, and concocts the perfect plan to kill her.

The Kemsing players will be performing this nail biting thriller at St. Edith Hall, Kemsing on 2, 3 & 4 May.

Diam M for Murder was written by Frederick Knott and also became one of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous classic films. The Master of Suspense, would certainly have approved of this unexpected twist.

Dial M for Murder: 2, 3, 4 May at St. Edith Hall, Kemsing. Doors/Bar open 7.30 pm and curtain up at 8pm. 

Tickets  £10 (concessions £8 Thursday performance) will be on sale from 8 April at  Dynes Road Dry Cleaners, by phone on 07811 465061,  or via e-mail at  

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