At the Sign of the Crippled Harlequin

Performed: 
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 26 November 2016 - 7:30pm
Writer: 
Norman Robbins
Venue: 
Hornby Institute, Main Street, Hornby

A case of mistaken identity leads to tragedy in this engaging thriller. In a snowbound guest house in the Peak District, Marjory Pike is wrongly identified by another guest as the author of a book declaiming certain mediums, one of whom had committed suicide as a result. The son of the deceased medium is staying at the guest house, so when he arrives in the lounge bloodied and bruised, and Marjory is found dead, the finger of suspicion naturally points at him. But the guest house may be haunted, other guests have their own secrets, and even the proprietors are not above suspicion...

In true Norman Robbins fashion the deepening mystery in the play is rich with shocks and laughs as the play moves to its unexpected close.  Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post.  With over 5000 productions worldwide in multiple languages, he could be considered one of the most successful playwrights of the 21st century.