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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


There are a few tables left for the Murder Mystery at the Tatham Art Gallery this Friday. This offers a magical setting for a magical evening with The Strange Case of the Naked Socialite! with the added attraction of Christopher Duigan providing musical interludes.

Written by Paul Spence who performs with Annie Robinson, this is another in their popular series which is regularly seen at the Witness Hilton Arts Festival. Annie Robinson is a gifted comedienne and one of South Africa's most accomplished actresses while Paul Spence spent seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. They studied drama together at the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal and then pursued their own individual acting and stage careers before meeting up again in 2006 when they launched their Dinner Theatre Murder Mysteries.

The challenge is on to work out whodunit – how & why! It is 1949. The Hilton Ridge and a high-flying society hostess throws another of her ‘unmissable’ soirees. Among her guests, a World War II colonel, a beautiful blonde sculptress and a visiting Shakespearean Professor, with a hidden agenda ... And an impenetrable Hilton fog. What did the Village parson see, walking his beagle in the early hours? What did the Village char discover the following morning…? FOTAG diners at the Tatham Art Gallery are cordially invited to join young Michael Hastings, the Unlikely Detective, on his quest to unravel the secrets of this very strange case….

These murder mysteries are certainly not your average Cluedo-type games but stylish theatre pieces, sophisticated, mind-challenging, highly theatrical and always loads of fun. The show is offered in a classic ‘dinner theatre’ ambience.

The Strange Case of the Naked Socialite is a Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) fundraiser. It takes place on October 5 in the Tatham Art Gallery at 18h30 for 19h00. Tickets R120pp - tables of four or more. Bring your own (retro) dinner – ie 1950s Hilton Soiree. Bookings through Bryony at 033 392 2825 (mornings only) or Dress to thrill for a 1950s Hilton Soiree. There is a cash bar and secure parking