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Murder by Misadventure

Harry Kent played by Des McCann. Photo © Robert Warner.

Murder by Misadventure by Edward Taylor at The Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth from 6 - 11 November 2023.


Prepare for an evening of suspense and intrigue, as the Talisman Theatre, presents Murder by Misadventure by renowned playwright Edward Taylor. This thrilling production promises to captivate audiences with its cunning plot and an atmosphere of mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Murder by Misadventure has enthralled theatre goers worldwide for decades. This timeless masterpiece combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the humour and wit of a dark comedy, making it a must-see for fans of gripping storytelling.

The story revolves around two struggling crime novelists, Harry Kent (Des McCann) and Paul Riggs (Alan Wales), who decide to collaborate on a new script for a TV film, inspired by a real murder case. As they delve into their project, the line between fiction and reality blurs, leading to a tangled web of deceit, secrets, and, ultimately murder. The audience will be left guessing until the final curtain call as they attempt to unravel the mystery and identify the true culprit.

Directed by Dave Crossfield, the production boasts an accomplished cast that brings the characters to life with finesse and authenticity that will keep you guessing and laughing throughout the play. Dave commented, "As a director, there's nothing quite as thrilling as producing a murder mystery play. It’s always a pleasure to shape the drama between actors on stage and especially so in this genre of storytelling. Four established actors will weave the audience into a strange and mysterious atmosphere of unpredictability.”

You'll be kept guessing and laughing throughout the play. Photo © Robert Warner.

Murder by Misadventure will transport you into a world where suspense and humour collide, leaving you questioning the motives of every character and second-guessing every twist and turn in the story. The set design and lighting will create an immersive atmosphere, ensuring that the audience experiences the chilling and humorous moments up close and personal.

Voted Best Theatre/Arts Centre in Warwickshire in the Muddy Stilletos Awards 2023, Kenilworth's Talisman Theatre has recently undergone a large-scale refurbishment so this is a fantastic opportunity to reacquaint yourself with this local theatre, or visit for the first time.

Don't miss this thrilling theatrical journey filled with laughter, suspense, and mystery. Tickets are selling fast, with Friday evening already sold out and limited availability on other nights now left. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 01926 856548 or online at


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