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The R.A.T.S. has been providing live theatre to the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for more than 50 years. We perform regularly at the Pemberton Centre in the town, with a pantomime every January, and most summers we perform a play, which is usually a comedy. New members from the age of 5 upwards are always welcome.

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Our next production is

Whosoever Solves My Murder

by Gordon Oliver

at the Heritage Chapel and Halls

31st May - 2nd June 2018

Performances start at 19:30.

Valerie Dunn, well known Author and writer is dead, at least, that’s the theory. Her last will and testament has been read so it must be true. There’s a slight snag though – there’s been no funeral, no announcement in the papers, no inquest, nothing! There’s a lot of questions that need answering before this play is ended.

There’s more. The will left everything, her entire fortune, to the person that solves her murder. This proves too much of a temptation to some people who immediately descend on Valerie’s secluded home to begin their investigation. A nosey reporter and a mobster are among the first to arrive with the incorrigible neighbour and sultry seductress of a secretary close behind. All of them eager to be the person to solve the murder.

Written and directed by the same author that brought you the NODA award nominated School for Murder in 2015. With more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at, this thriller promises to be a show that you’re not likely to forget in a hurry!

Principal Cast

John SmithAndrew Yates
Tom DeytonGeorge Fortescue
Clarissa EdissHeather Yates
Valerie DunnLucy Deacon
Gladys PolwarthLesley Evans