Consensus Opera bring A Very Curious Poison to the Bear Pit in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Consensus Opera bring A Very Curious Poison to the Bear Pit in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 13th Mar, 2023   0

CONSENSUS Opera is putting on A Very Curious Poison at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford.

A Very Curious Poison – a new comedy murder mystery, written by local Director Tim Johnson and set to the music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous operettas – runs from April 27 to April 28.

It is the 1930’s in the sleepy English village of Little Piffling where six well-heeled guests have assembled at Piffling Hall, all bearing mysterious invitations and each one hiding a dark secret. Soon, polite civility is shattered by the mysterious death of wealthy society socialite, Lady Helena Handcart, poisoned by an unknown hand.

Is Madame Eva Chestikov really a Russian émigré? What is Mr E Eckerslike, a rich industrialist, really doing in this rural backwater? Is Sir Preston de Bagot really as stupid as he looks?

Can the guests unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again? Meanwhile, the servants have been sent home and the fog is slowly rising.

The performance starts at 7.30pm each evening.

To book tickets email [email protected]


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