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  Murder is Served 


1st Rehearsal Sunday 2nd September, the Vine Church, London Rd. Odiham 2pm.

The audience has been invited as guests to a surprise eightieth birthday party for Clarissa Hopgood, organised by her long-suffering companion, Alice Roper. The party is being held at Lindsay's restaurant, where we find:

Dramatis Personae

Juan Gonzalez - the Spanish chef - David Wimpenny

Delilah White - the waitress - Sally Airey

Toby Lindsay - restaurant proprietor - Hugh Smith

Clarissa Hopgood - wealthy old lady - Brenda Culverhouse

Alice Roper - Clarissa’s companion - Sandra Connor

Clive - an entertainer - Jim Quinlan

Gloria - Clive’s wife  - Claire Lymer

Julia - a party guest cameo role (various actors)

Reverend Green - an old friend of Clarissa’s - Joan Warren

Two Waitresses - “extras” to help with collection of the clue sheets and to work out which table of diners win the prize for having guessed the murderer and motive correctly

Character overviews

Juan           Proud, Spanish chef.  Very emotional

Delilah       An incompetent waitress, a bit tarty, fiercely in love with Toby

Toby           A bit of a Basil Fawlty type, quite rude and arrogant but can be charming.

Clarissa     Rather deaf, cantankerous, pretends to be a bit dotty, rude to all and sundry

Alice           Downtrodden and dowdy, hopelessly in love with Toby

Julia           Normal and pleasant party guest

Green        Bumbling as the vicar and then turns into “super-sleuth” Sir Percival

Gloria         Pretends to be American heiress, then comes out with broad Welsh accent; quite feisty

You do not need to bring anything with you other than enthusiasm!