Get ready for a season of murder

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It’s summer in Eastbourne, which means it’s thriller time.

The Devonshire Park Theatre will once again host a season of murder drama as the acclaimed Talking Scarlet theatre company return for a series of chillers, which opens with A Party to Murder by Marcia Kash and Douglas E Hughes.

It’s Halloween at a remote island cottage, as the wind howls and the night grows darker the tension is ramped up in this gripping tale which will leave audiences guessing right up until the final unexpected twist.

A group of five strangers have been invited to play a murder mystery game at a remote and allegedly haunted cottage – hosted by enigmatic thriller writer Charles Prince. But are all the guests quite who they appear? Will all of them live to see the sun rise? And just what really did happen to the ‘Phantom Five’ five socialites who all disappeared from that very cottage 25 years ago.

With a firm nod to the great lady of the Murder Mystery genre Agatha Christie, this production features more twists and turns than a helter-skelter and is sure to keep audiences on the very edge of their seats. Nerves will be shredded as the plot shudders towards the unexpected and terrifying conclusion.

A Party to Murder stars Michelle Norris, Natasha Jordan, Jane Shakespeare, John Hester and Devonshire Park favourite Ben Roddy (Table Manners, Boeing Boeing).

The Murder in the Park Thriller Season takes up residence at the Devonshire Park from 14 June for a month and features four chilling thrillers: A Party to Murder is followed by The Sound of Murder (June 21-25).

Egocentric children’s writer Charles Norbury is popular in his field, if only he didn’t hate children...and everyone else for that matter. After years of being treated with disdain behind closed doors, his long-suffering trophy wife Anne turns to another man for affection and eventually the two of them devise a fool-proof plan to do away with Charles.

Next up will be Death Toll (June 28 – July 2) and Jekyll and Hyde (July 5-9), season tickets are available offering generous ticket discounts, to book or for more information call the box office on 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.