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A Very Curious Poison at The Bear Pit Theatre


A Very Curious Poison – The Bear Pit, Stratford-upon-Avon. Runs from 27 to 28 April.

Preview.


A Very Curious Poison – a comedy murder mystery, set to the music of the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. A Consensus Opera Production.


It is the 1930’s in the sleepy English village of Little Piffling and six well-heeled guests have assembled at Piffling Hall, all bearing mysterious invitations and each one hiding a dark secret. But soon, polite civility is shattered by the mysterious death of Lady Helena Handcart, a wealthy society socialite who has been poisoned by an unknown hand.

Is Madame Eva Chestikov really a Russian émigré? What is Mr E Eckerslike, a rich industrialist, really doing in this rural backwater? Is Sir Preston de Bagot really as stupid as he looks? Can the guests unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again?


Meanwhile, the servants have been sent home and fog is slowly rising…


Directed and written by Tim Johnson.


Book tickets for A Very Curious Poison: Ticket hotline 01789 333935 or: https://www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/items/52648


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