Murder, Mayhem & Mirth

Join us for a tour of emotions in our three one act plays in February. From shivering, to shock and a fair sprinkle of giggles the stage is set so come and enjoy the entertainment.

Stake-out by Simon Brett

Police line

A game of cat and mouse, but who’s the cat and who’s the mouse?

In a dusty, empty, office, soon to be retired Detective Sergeant Craig Downs sits amongst the tools of his trade – binoculars, a telescope, directional microphones and video cameras. He’s on a police stake-out, observing another officer being used as a trap to catch the Kilburn Killer.

He’s soon joined by Detective Inspector Hayley Poulson. He’s been on the ‘KK’ case since the first murder, but he and Hayley haven’t met before, so they discuss the modus operandii of the famous local murderer: how, for example, he seems to instinctively know some things about the Police investigation? The answers will soon be found and someone will die!

Rude Awakenings by Nicolas Ridley


Everything normally runs so smoothly at the Little Gissing Art Group’s ‘Annual Exhibition and Competition’ in the Village Hall but this year it’s all going wrong. There are mishaps, misunderstandings, all sorts of complications and some really very shocking revelations!

Full of laughter – with a tear or two – ‘Rude Awakening’s revolves around the loves, lives and losses of the four women whose stories are at the same time intriguing, entertaining and really rather moving.

“A perfect piece … captivating, funny and really quite moving.” 


Gold, Frankincense and a Bear by Trish Hartop.


Poor Sam is having a bad day and it’s about to get worse. Set in 1960’s in the Midlands reminisce about the innocence of days gone by when kids were meant to be seen and not heard, if you gave any cheek to your elders a quick slap around the head was in order and no one talked about what a box of OMO meant if you put it in your window. Follow Sam as he loses a little bit of innocence and gets tied up in knots because adults just talk nonsense all the time.

Heart-warming and hilarious this play will make you laugh out loud and long for the simplicity of


Tickets: £8.00 (£6.00 Concessions)

Thursday 22nd February, Friday 23rd February & Saturday 24th February.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm… Arrive early and make use of the bar

Available from: Coleshill Library, Gascoignes of Coleshill, Mandy Beale at Coleshill Town Hall, Hurley Post Office, via the ticket hotline: 07899284594 or here on the website.

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