The cast and creative team of Rehearsal for Murder met for the first time this week for the “desk read”, or read-through of the script, ahead of their first rehearsal.
Rehearsal for Murder has been 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.
This adaptation of the classic 1980s TV thriller is our choice of play for our October production at the Tivoli Theatre.
Playwright Alex Dennison 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. On the anniversary of that ill-fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, 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 play is directed by Tracey Nicholls and the 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 and Richard Scotson.
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