Category Archives: New Plays

Taking it back to the beginning: A Brush, with Death

29th September 2017

Back in March, I shared the wonderful news that Murdering The Text is 20 years old and that we would be creating a new script to celebrate.

Back in 1997, our first criminal act was The Tangled Web, written for and performed by the group Janet and I were then part of, Dringhouses Dramatic Society.

When I realised that this year was our twentieth, I instantly thought of our friends at Dringhouses and approached them about revisiting that original script.

The resulting play is A Brush, with Death, set in the same place as the original play, the Hotel Tarantella in the market town of Dedleigh, but thirty years later.

I can’t tell you the fun I’ve had revisiting the 1980s (when I was in my twenties – am I giving too much away here?) and a handful of the characters from The Tangled Web who crop in the new play.

A Brush, with Death will be performed by DDS next year, so keep an eye out for more news about that on this blog.

A little taster

12th April 2017

A Brush, With Death logo

I’ve just finished working on the new 20 year anniversary script and I’ve finally come up with a title. Can you guess what it is yet? Well, of course you can after the rather large image above. The new play is called ‘A Brush, With Death’.

I’m delighted with how the storyline for this play has worked out. There’s a colourful cast, each with a different motive for murder.

This play will be available to buy once the first performance has taken place. I’ll have more news for you very soon.

Murdering The Text is 20 this year

21st March 2017

That’s right – twenty years old. To celebrate two decades of murder mystery fundraising success, I’m working on a new murder mystery play based in the Hotel Tarantella where our first play, The Tangled Web took place. This time round, we’re in the 1980s, not the 1950s, but three of the original cast will be back. Will they survive this time?

I’ll have more news soon on not only the play itself, but also who will be performing it in 2017.