Category Archives: New Plays

New play – A Brush, with Death is now available to buy

18th February 2018

A Brush, With Death logo

Our newest play, A Brush, with Death has finally arrived on our murder mystery plays page.

Set in the 1980s, A Brush, with Death takes us back to the Hotel Tarantella, the original crime scene of our first ever murder mystery play, The Tangled Web.

A Brush, with Death had its first outing earlier this month in York, performed by the Dringhouses Dramatic Society who also performed the original show of The Tangled Web.

DDS chairman Duncan Savage told me, “The whole evening was a fund raising evening with a supper, so the audience were sat round tables which is good to write up their detective notes on. There was much laughter from the audience. We enjoyed doing the play, and from the audience we have spoken to they also enjoyed it and ask when we are doing another one. For the first time we had sold out all tickets a week before the show and had a long waiting list for returns.”

By the way, if you do have a look at the play page for A Brush, with Death, you may well see a familiar face on the poster.

We’re back!

3rd January 2018

We’ve dusted off our keyboards after the festive break and opened up shop for 2018.

There’ll be another new play this year, more customer productions, and plenty of advice here on our blog.

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Happy new year to you all. Here’s to 2018.

Turning the spotlight on 2017

18th December 2017

The end of 2017 is almost upon us and what a year it’s been, with our twenty year anniversary and our newly penned play, A Brush, with Death, written to celebrate.

Amidst a whole host of changes to our website, we re-introduced Murdering The Text with We Must Be Doing Something Right, followed by 7 ways that Murdering The Text can help your amateur dramatics group.

We launched our new monthly am dram advice articles with 7 ways that amateur dramatics groups can keep their members (happy).

We told you about our custom written murder mystery play service in No murder mystery play to suit? No problem. We’ll write one for you, and later that month posted 10 ways to raise funds for your amateur dramatics group.

We explained our services in How does it work? Using a murder mystery play as a fundraiser and We act for money (or how to hire out your amateur dramatics group for murder mystery evenings).

Later that month, we posted another of our am dram advice articles, 7 ways to attract new members to your amateur dramatics group.

In October, we announced our special offer for new subscribers to our mailing list, and told you about our FAQs (frequently asked questions) page.

We finished the month off with How to dress your cast cheaply for a production set in the past.

November was a busy month as Murdering The Text moved house, we welcomed a new member to our Amateur Dramatics Groups For Hire family, and in Spreading the Magic we explained how to extend your productions beyond the edge of the stage.

December posts included Testimonials – hear what our customers have to say and Setting the scene for half the cost (or less).

We’ve one more post for you before we sign off for Christmas. In the meantime, I think we’ve earned a mince pie, or two.