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Deadly Fame


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During the premiere, Juliet thrusts a stage dagger into herself on stage in front of a full house. As Juliet dies, it becomes clear – Somebody must have switched the prop with a real dagger.


Welcome to the exciting world of Minebury City Theatre! You have all been working towards this premiere for a long time: “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare.

But the production seems ill-fated. Patrick was rejected a few weeks ago when he asked Juliet’s hand in marriage. As such, everyone was anxious to see how it would turn out when the two lead actors appeared on stage together. At first the premiere seemed to run smoothly. At 8:00 pm, the curtain rose in front of a full house. The play lasted three hours including the intermission.

At the end of the play, at 11:00 pm, the tragedy occurred: Juliet picked up the stage dagger behind the stage from amongst the other props. She dramatically thrust the blade into her body. At first the audience was enthralled by her impressive performance. But when Patrick saw Juliet’s blood and called out for a doctor, the audience realised what they had just witnessed was in fact a real tragedy: Somebody had switched the stage dagger with a real knife.

Arriving shortly after, the emergency services could do nothing but pronounce Juliet dead at the scene. The question is: Which of the people present is responsible for Juliet’s gruesome death?

Circle of Suspects

Slip into these roles for one night.

  • Daniel Henderson (24)
    Daniel Henderson (24)

    With his glassy eyes he is the perfect actor to play messed up ­characters. The press praises him highly.

  • Rita Stewart (31)
    Rita Stewart (31)

    Rita was employed just this season as the new prompter. She would have liked to become an actress herself.

  • Katie Reynolds (30)
    Katie Reynolds (30)

    As Paul’s assistant director, she has to hold her nerve. Katie dreams of her own first production.

  • Irina Ivanova (22)
    Irina Ivanova (22)

    She recently joined the company, fresh from drama school, but has so far been unable to secure herself a role.

  • Ronald Ambrose  (50)
    Ronald Ambrose (50)

    He is the organisational brain of the theatre. He is the kind-hearted soul of the house.

  • Patrick Bradshaw (34)
    Patrick Bradshaw (34)

    The brilliantly handsome Patrick was, many years ago, voted actor of the year.

  • Paul Hopkins (49)
    Paul Hopkins (49)

    The theatre manager and director is spoiled by success.

  • Melissa Silver (28)
    Melissa Silver (28)

    Katie’s partner works at the theatre as a costume designer.

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