CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 16th March, it is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel our forthcoming performances of Agatha Crusty and the Pantomime Murders in order to help suppress the spread of Coronavirus. It is not a decision we have made lightly because our cast and crew have worked incredibly hard over the last 3 months, but the health and well-being of our audience, and our members, is paramount.

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Agatha Crusty and the Pantomime Murders

March 2020

a comedy thriller by Derek Webb

directed by Lynne Yates and Bill Horsley

Crime novelist and amateur detective, Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘croosty’) returns to the Abbey Centre this Spring, but this time we see her participating in the Giglinton annual Book Festival. On arrival at Giglinton Hall, she is met by Alan Wilde, Stage Manager for the local amateur dramatic group, who tells her she is a week early: the Book Festival doesn’t start until the following week and the hall is about to be used for rehearsals of the group’s production of Peter Pan.

Agatha decides to stay on anyway and meets the other members of Giglinton Players, ready to start rehearsal. Sadly these are cut short with a number of deaths where in each case, there are clues that suggest a reference to a pantomime: Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Aladdin.

The police make an arrest, but Agatha has a feeling that the real culprit may still be lurking in the wings…

Join us as we watch the body count pile up in this hilarious comedy thriller!






Performance dates

Thur 19th March 7.30pm
Fri 20th March 7.30pm
Sat 21st March 7.30pm



Adults £8
Under 18 £3

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