Exmouth’s Blackmore Theatre to stage comedy-thriller A Tomb With A View

PUBLISHED: 18:30 11 February 2018

Who is the murderer? From left: Lucien Tomb (Mark Blaber), Monica Tomb (Annette Driver), Agatha Hammond (Jenny Bowden) and Dora Tomb (Sandy Worcester). Picture: Gill Bates.

Who is the murderer? From left: Lucien Tomb (Mark Blaber), Monica Tomb (Annette Driver), Agatha Hammond (Jenny Bowden) and Dora Tomb (Sandy Worcester). Picture: Gill Bates.


There’s plenty coming up at the Blackmore Theatre, in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

The Exmouth Players are presenting A Tomb With A View, a comedy-thriller by Norman Robbins, from Monday, February 26 to Saturday, March 3, at 
7.30pm, plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

The play is set in a sinister, old library. There, a lawyer reads a will to an equally sinister family. One family member has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga of Julius Caesar, while a third – a gentle old lady – plants more than seeds. They are the Tomb family.

“One by one, more and more corpses appear,” says a Players spokesman. “With several twists and turns, will you work out who the murderer is? You will have to wait until the end of the play to find out as the whole plot heads towards a surprising and perhaps chilling conclusion.”

Tickets: Monday £8, Tuesday to Saturday (including matinee) £10. Buy 10 tickets and get one free. Call 07484 509514.

The theatre box office opens daily (except Sundays) from Monday, February 19, 9.30am-1pm. This amateur production of A Tomb With A View is presented by arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

At 2.30pm this Sunday (February 11) the Players are holding open auditions for their June production of The Odd Couple (female version), a comedy written by Neil Simon. Scripts can be borrowed from the Blackmore Theatre from 7.30pm this Friday (February 9).

“These auditions are open to both members and non-members of the Exmouth Players,” 
said a Players spokesman. “Previous acting experience is not essential. Age is also immaterial. Just pop along, live and enjoy the experience.

“There are two male parts and six female parts. Ideally, all the females need to have American accents, and the two males Spanish accents.”

If you’re unable to make these auditions but would like to be considered, contact the Players at publicity@blackmoretheatre.co.uk, leaving your name and contact details. The company will then get back to you. Alternatively, pop in at the theatre at 7.30pm this Friday.

For further information on the play and auditions, visit blackmoretheatre.co.uk or Blackmore Theatre Facebook.

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