Preview: All is not as it seems after a night out at the opera

Murder Weapon at thr Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
Murder Weapon at thr Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
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Murder Weapon Pomegranate Theatre

The world premiere tour of writer Brian Clemens’ latest ingeniously plotted and highly tense thriller comes to Chesterfield from tomorrow, Tuesday, to Saturday.

When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera, they arrive to a horrifying scene.

Diane’s husband Paul has been shot dead and ex-convict Charley Mirren is standing over him, wielding a gun.

It appears to be an open-and-shut case for Jessica Bligh but as she and her colleague Inspector Fremont probe further, they discover all is not what it seems.

Through a series of flashbacks and re-enactments of the events leading up to Paul’s death, we soon find it is not just the murderer’s identity that is in question.

The Talking Scarlet production stars Brookside actor Marcus Hutton and Ben Roddy.

Author Brian Clemens is known as a prolific TV, film and stage writer and TV producer. He wrote for hit shows like The Avengers and The Persuaders and Bergerac and in the US has worked on Diagnosis: Murder and The Father Dowling Mysteries.

On stage, his thrillers include Shock!, Strictly Murder and The Edge of Darkness and his film work includes Hammer House of Horror movies.

The evening shows are at 7.30pm and there is a Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Tickets start at £15 and can be booked by calling the Chesterfield Theatres Box Office tel. 01246 345 222 or by visiting their website www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk