Comedy murder mystery comes to Holy Trinity Church tonight


Local theatre group will perform A Canny Murder at the Holy Trinity Church tonight (October 30).

Doors open at 7pm for a night of comedy and fun, telling stories of local history at the 295-year-old church-turned-theatre space.

David Farn, 59, from Houghton-Le-Spring wrote the story with the location in mind.  He said: “Holy Trinity church and all that area of old Sunderland is beaming with history, and I wanted to bring some of it alive.”

Farn sort inspiration from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, specifically Sherlock Holmes. He said: “I’ve used the devices of Holmes to investigate a mysterious body that turns up during some archaeology at the church.

“So the four actors – who play about 25 characters between them – get to show some of the amazing people connected with Sunderland, including Sunderland MP George Hudson, the Railway King, who was so corrupt he makes modern politicians seem quite respectable.”

Artistic Director, Corinne Kilvington, 33, said: “Characters will leave you guessing not only who did it but also who the body is!”

The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets c0st £10 per head, including either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.

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