Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cadfael: Virgin In The Ice (theatre)

A murder mystery with a difference is coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre in the middle of October. Instead of the mid-1900s settings that have been more common recently, we are going right back to the Middle Ages in the company of Medieval sleuth Cadfael.

The Middle Ground Theatre Company (Importance of being Earnest) production, has been adapted and directed by Michael Lunney, and celebrates the centenary of the birth of Cadfael's author, Ellis Peters. The play will star London's Burning's Richard Walsh as Brother Cadfael alongside the excellent Stephen Beckett (Deathtrap / Playing Dead), Peter Ellis from the Bill and Rupert Baker also of London's Burning. The full cast is fifteen people!

It is winter 1139 and raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy, his beautiful 17 year old sister, and a young nun. But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow – and Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them. The search will lead him to discover a chilling and terrible murder, and a tale of passion gone astray.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 15th to Sat 19th Oct, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.