The wonderful Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne welcomed some of the cast of Rehearsal For Murder this week.
The cast will return to the Tivoli in October for four performances of the classic 1980s thriller, adapted by D.D. Brooke from the TV play written by the legendary award-winning writing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, whose work includes Murder, She Wrote and Columbo.
The Tivoli is a star of the show, as Rehearsal For Murder is set in an empty theatre, where playwright Alex Dennison – who is left heartbroken when his fiancée and leading lady Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her stage debut – assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, on the anniversary of that ill-fated night, for a reading of his new play. But as the reading begins, it becomes clear that Alex believes that Monica was murdered and he intends to uncover her killer…
The entertaining suspense thriller is directed by Tracey Nicholls. The full cast are Rob Cording-Cook, Tracie Billington-Beardsley, Rosie Nye, Colin Pile, Michelle Barter, Lindsay McGowan, David Beddard-Banks, James Bourner, Andy Gill, Russ Guillaume, Suzanne Viney, Richard Scotson and Calum Hearne.
Rehearsal for Murder will be performed at the Tivoli Theatre from 19th to 21st October, with evening performances at 7.30pm (tickets £16) and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm (£14). To book, telephone the Tivoli Box Office on 01202 885566 or book online at tivoliwimborne.co.uk