The members of Aperitivo Performance Group have thrown themselves enthusiastically into the theatrical genre known as the Dinner Murder Mystery.
In the Aperitivo version, the audience enjoys a specially written hour of murder, mayhem and scandal. Dinner is then served, during which the audience can chew over the clues and decide on their personal choice of murderer.
Shortly to be staged at a number of locations across the Algarve, ‘The Shooting Party’ is set in the 1920s. Lord and Lady Muck are hosting a Shooting Party up at the Manor, but someone has bigger prey in their sights than a passing pheasant.
Chief Detective Inspector Spade has been called in to discover who pulled the fatal trigger and murdered Ronnie Archer. Various suspects are introduced and their motives analysed.
There’s Lord and Lady Muck and their ‘limp fish’ son Jeremy. There is Major Blenkinsop and his wife and Miss Rebecca Resentful.
After dinner comes the denouement, and the selection of one lucky, prize-winning member of the audience whose keen intellect has unmasked the guilty party.
An exceptionally entertaining show, well acted and beautifully costumed.
Friday May 23
Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra
Three-course Indian meal in the Raj restaurant with wine and coffee
Contact 282 320 260 for information and reservations.
For the following performances, tickets are €8 for the theatre and €8 for dinner
Saturday, May 24, 7.30pm
Casa do Povo, Moncarapacho
Friday, May 30, 7.30pm
Clube de Tavira, Tavira
Saturday, May 31, 7.30pm
Museu do Trajo, São Brás
For information and reservations, email: [email protected]
Photo: Natascha Wocke as Miss Rebecca Resentful, and Brian Clark as the pill-popping Vicar