Manchester gets one from Down Under

David Upton

A Bolton based theatre company is bringing the English première of an Australian play to Greater Manchester from August 29 to September 2.

Murder at Warrabah House is an Australian twist on the grand tradition of country house mysteries, in the style of Agatha Christie. The play is a one-woman show, but in which a total of eight characters are portrayed on stage.

Anne-Louise Fortune, artistic director of Truly Outrageous Productions, said the production will be staged at three venues. On August 29 and 30, it will be at The Kings Arms on Bloom Street in Salford. On August 31, it moves to The Met in Bury. On September 1, the show is staged at Bolton Little Theatre on Hanover Street in Bolton town centre, before returning to The Kings Arms in Salford for closing night.

The show will star Rebecca Derrick, a stalwart of the small-scale Manchester theatre community.