Naomi Clasohm as Oliva Grayne, Jan Meade as Mrs Bramson and Sheila Oliver as Mrs Terencel in Night Must Fall.
Naomi Clasohm as Oliva Grayne, Jan Meade as Mrs Bramson and Sheila Oliver as Mrs Terencel in Night Must Fall. CONTRIBUTED

Gripping murder thriller takes place on BATS stage

EXPERIENCE the chills and thrills of a classic psychological study holds in store when BATS Theatre Company presents Night Must Fall.

This gripping murder thriller with delightfully dark characters was written by Emlyn Williams and is directed by David Wilson.

There is a sinister sexual undercurrent to baby-faced Dan, a role Williams wrote for himself and played in the West End and on Broadway.

He charms his way into an English household belonging to a Mrs Bramson, a miserly invalid.

She wakes one morning to find a police investigation going on in her backyard.

A glamorous widow from the town has been reported missing, though Mrs Bramson can't see what this news has to do with her, or why it should get in the way of her routine scolding of the servants.

Mrs Bramson's niece Olivia soon suspects Dan may have been involved in the disappearance, but finds herself strangely attracted to him.

The household contains some delightful characters including Dora the maid who fell for Dan's charms, Mrs Terence the no-nonsense cook who gives Mrs Bramson as good as she gets, and Hubert who is Olivia's not-too-bright suitor from the city.

Night Must Fall plays Buderim War Memorial Hall on March 31 and April 1, 7 and 8 at 7.30pm, with matinees on April 2 and 8 at 2pm.

Book at www.batstheatre.com or call Bernadette on 5445 2515.

Tickets are: adults $25, concession $23, members $21, group bookings of eight or more $22 per person (must be prepaid).


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