The Devonshire Park Theatre in July is the venue for another murderous thriller. Murder Mistaken is a tense, psychological play set in 1950s England.
The play was written by Janet Green and was made into the 1955 film Cast A Dark Shadow which starred Dirk Bogarde, Mona Washbourne and Margaret Lockwood. Janet Green wrote for several Rank Organisation movies including the original story and screenplay for The Clouded Yellow which was recently screened at the Underground Theatre.
Murder Mistaken is not a who-dunnit, as we know the murderer from almost the beginning of the play, but rather is a exploration of the workings of the killer's mind.
The cold, calculating and yet charming Edward Bare has a passion for older women and especially their money. When his rich wife looks to be outliving her usefulness, Edward hastens her demise, but the reading of her will reveals an unpleasant surprise. Undeterred, Edward marries again, this time to a rich widow. But when a third attractive and wealthy lady arrives on the scene, will Edward revisit his murderous past?
Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 10th - Sat 14th July, 19:45.
Wed & Sat matinees, 14:30.Various prices, see Eastbourne Theatres website for details.