After a winter break The Algarveans Experimental Theatre Group are back in production and rehearsals are in full swing for their latest show Deadly Nightcap.
The show is going to be staged at Lagoa Auditorium from Wednesday, June 17 to Saturday, June 20 with curtain up at 8pm.
Murder and mystery abound in this British thriller from the master of the genre, Francis Durbridge. Initially the plot seems to follow a familiar pattern – a greedy husband plotting to kill his wife – but Deadly Nightcap has more than its fair share of twists, turns and blind alleys.
Jack Radford is managing director of Donnington’s estate agency, a family business inherited by his wife Sarah and her brother Edward. The business is flourishing but there are rumours of dubious dealings.
When Edward returns unexpectedly from Spain, confronting his brother-in-law with the outcome of his investigations there, Jack has to act quickly to stop the truth from surfacing.
In order to obtain total control over Donnington’s, he then drives his wife to the verge of a nervous breakdown, setting up the perfect scenario for her tragic “suicide”. But things go horribly wrong…
The show boasts a large cast of 10 people with some new faces appearing on stage for the Algarveans for the first time. Deadly Nightcap is being directed by veteran Algarvean David Butler-Cole, fresh from his success of writing the script for The Right Juice film which premiered in Portugal last year and which has picked a number of film festival awards.
“We have not done a murder mystery thriller for a number of years and the script for this one will not disappoint,” said Algarveans’ chairperson and production manager Melanie Winstanley.
Tickets for the show are already available by emailing [email protected] and the telephone box office will be open soon.