Murder mysteries at Reps Theatre

TWO one-act plays will be the next feature presentation at Harare’s Reps Theatre, each with a murder mystery theme and both written by British playwright Paul Reakes.

The two are combined into one evening’s entertainm

ent and will run for five performances at Theatre Upstairs from Wednesday, October 31 to Sunday, November 4. Together they are titled Paul Wreaks Havoc and individually they are Mantrap, a murder mystery, and Bang You’re Dead, a murder mystery comedy.

The plays are being directed by Mel Hooley and Sue Wilkes and feature a cast of nine people, including some newcomers to the Reps stage. Among them are Ann Fischer, Tim Harrup, Denny Gaisford, Paul Robinson, Mark Keeling, Colleen Morgan, Gregory Mizon, Peter Broadway and Vicky Macmillan.

“These are superb little plays and will have broad appeal to audiences, especially in the intimate atmosphere of Theatre Upstairs,” said Wilkes.

Four of the performances will be 7pm shows — Wednesday October 31, Thursday November 1, Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3 — with a matinee at 2:30pm on the final day, Sunday November 4. Booking is now open at The Spotlight, which opens from Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 4pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 12 noon. — Staff Writer.