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We are now looking forward to our February "Death by Fatal Murder" a spoof whodunnit written by Peter Gordon which will be performed on 7th, 9th, and 10th February 2018 and will be directed by Susan Spencer. "Inspector Pratt's record of crime detection at Bagshot House is not enviable. In his two previous visits the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless. Now he’s back and, as usual, chaos reigns supreme! During the course of his latest investigations, Pratt meets the new owner of the house, Nancy Allwright. Soon he is embroiled in more mystery, aided and abetted by Miss Maple and Constable Thomkins. Upper-crust Ginny and Italian gigolo, Enzo, help with enquiries but danger soon looms with an unexpected arrival and a frightening suggestion by Welsh busybody and clairvoyant, Blodwyn Morgan."

Peter Gordon

With over 1,500 professional and amateur productions world-wide, Peter is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights. To date, he has written thirteen comedies, a psychological thriller and a one act comedy. Eleven of these have been published and are available for performance through the play catalogue of Josef Weinberger Plays. The ‘Inspector Pratt' trilogy - spoofs of the Agatha Christie genre of whodunnits - have been described as “deliciously wicked” and “hilarious and very clever”. Collectively, ‘Murdered to Death’, ‘Secondary Cause of Death’ and ‘Death by Fatal Murder’ have had over 1,000 professional and amateur tours/productions in the UK and overseas, including USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 he formed Piggyback Theatre Company, a not-for-profit theatre project which aims to perform new work in aid of local charities. Peter was born in York, England. Now a full-time writer, his earlier career as a Chartered Civil Engineer took him as far afield as the Middle East and eventually led him to become Head of Civil Engineering at a UK university. As a true Yorkshireman, Peter has returned to his roots, living in York with his wife, Janice. In addition to writing, he has a keen interest in music. He considers himself to be a good drummer and an enthusiastic but less-than-adequate guitarist. He is trying to keep his ukulele playing a secret from his friends and family! For more information about Peter why not visit his website www.petergordonplays.com


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