Death by Fatal Murder a play by Peter Gordon

I got to see the local production of the show at Minster Playhouse Theatre, near Ramsgate, Kent. 

Brilliant. Non-stop word play; comedy which came at you at an unfaltering swift pace; many (so called) stand-up comedians would be delighted to have this material.  Furthermore, an unpredictable story, kept us on the edge of our seats. Some predictable one liners and inuendo, added to the charm.

It was like Midsomer Murders, but with Inspector Barnaby replaced by a Clouseau, mixed up with some of the linguistic skills of Del Boy!

What superb writing, I will be looking out for other products of Mr Gordon’s pen.  If you also want to know more, I found this: http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsG/gordon-peter.html

1 Response to “Death by Fatal Murder a play by Peter Gordon”


  1. 1 Jane Evans October 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I saw the Saturday matinee production at Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
    Katy Manning was wonderful, radiating energy and good humour. She had long speeches and gave them clearly while not seeming to pause to breathe….this was just as her over-enthousiatic clairvoyant medium should be. She used full scope to show her acting skills. The audience laughed at all the right places for her.

    Leslie Grantham sadly had too small a part to shine.

    The other actors were very poor. I felt I had seen local amateurs give more convincing performances. The characters were wooden and David Callister as Pratt was just not funny. He mumbled his dialgue in places meaning that the mixed up word jokes were unclear and lost in the ether.


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