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A Party to Murder at The Mill at Sonning

Published by: Clare Brotherwood on 9th Oct 2014 | View all blogs by Clare Brotherwood


Credit: Craig Sugden

I like nothing better than to have a really good laugh. I also like to be scared out of my wits.

And this comedy thriller by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes delivers both - in spades. It’s an absolute delight from beginning to end, and I can’t recommend it highly enough, especially on Hallowe’en.

Set in a lone house on an island in the North American lakes, where writer Charles Prince has invited six people for a Hallowe’en murder mystery party, there are enough bodies, blood and things that go bump in the night, as well as secret passages and the obligatory thunder and lightning, to make this fast moving full-on entertainment go with a bang.

The 18th century mill lends itself to hosting an eerie spine chiller and audiences are given a taste of what is to come during their pre-performance dinner when the restaurant’s lights are dimmed and a ghostly voice can be heard.

That is all I am going to tell you, however, as to give away just a smidgen of the plot would spoil every delicious moment of surprise - and, believe me, there are plenty of them. They come thick and fast, delivered with great gusto by a stellar cast under the direction of Ian Masters.

As always, the Mill’s set is worthy of mention, an on this occasion Michael Holt should be particularly congratulated for creating a secret passage.

A Party to Murder is at The Mill at Sonning until November 22

Box Office: 0118 969 8000


1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 3 years ago
    Thanks, Craig. This sounds like great fun.
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