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Who Killed Santa Claus? at Malvern Theatres

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Festive Crime Mystery With Celeb Cast
A mystery with a distinctive festive feel, Who Killed Santa Claus? heads to the Midlands.

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A festive themed who-dunnit at Malvern.


There's a cast of well-known faces from television in this crime caper including Kim Tiddy from Hollyoaks, Gary Turner and Freya Copeland, both from Emmerdale, and David Callister from The Bill.

The play by Terence Feely is the latest crime thriller to visit Malvern's Festival Theatre and will be there from November 29 to December 3.

Perfect for this time of year, Who Killed Santa Claus? is set in the run up to Christmas around the life of a famous TV star called Barbara Love.

Things get creepy when Barbara is threatened just before her Christmas party by a chilling voice on her answering machine.

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A recognisable cast of TV names in Who Killed Santa Claus


The plot thickens as the actress then receives a macabre present boxed in a miniature coffin.

Billed as not so much a 'whodunnit' but more a 'who's going to do it', the play highlights a motley crew of staff from Barbara's television show who all have a reason for revenge.

Author Feely was a prolific writer for television and is probably best remembered as the creator of the 1980's ITV drama series The Gentle Touch. His work also contributed to episodes for the first series of The Avengers, The Saint, and Gerry Anderson's puppet series, Thunderbirds.

The British screenwriter, author and playwright also wrote another thriller for stage called Murder in Mind.

If you're a fan of mysteries and thrillers in general, this is a seasonal crime story with twists and turns that should keep you guessing until the end.

Theatre-goers will also be contributing to the Malvern Theatre's heritage fund as £1 from each ticket will go to the good cause. The theatre is a historic building that dates back to 1884.


Who Killed Santa Claus?
Malvern Theatres
Tuesday 29th November to Saturday 3rd December.
Tickets cost £14 to £25.20 and are on sale at the theatre box office 01684 892277 or at the Malvern Theatres website.
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Why? A festive flavoured thriller
When: Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2016
Phone: 01684 892 277
Where: Malvern Festival Theatre
Cost: £14 - £25.20
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I like the sound of this, a different kind of story for Christmas.
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 699 days ago
Sounds like a fun show!
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