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November 2014: Murder for the Asking

Murder for the Asking

by Derek Benfield

Thursday 27th November – Saturday 29th November 2014

Beeston Players present Murder for the Asking by Derek Benfield Performing 27th-29th November 2014
A play in three acts.

The play is set at the home of Henry and Doris Scrubb. Henry has been unemployed for several months and is becoming increasingly concerned about how they will manage financially. To the end he answers an intriguing advertisement in the news paper. When James Franklin arrives a set of events are triggered, with further characters emerging. The drama twists and turns to it’s ultimate climax.

Performing from Thursday 27th November to Saturday 29th November at Roundhill School, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AE.

Please Note: Due to disruption from the tram works, access to Foster Avenue is currently from Wollaton Road.

Doors open: 7.00pm

Performance begins: 7.30pm

There will be an interval of 15 minutes, during which time tea & coffee will be served, and the bar will be open.

Book now to get preferential seating!



Henry Scrubb – Mitch Robbins
Dora Scrubb – Laura Webster
Janet Gregory – Noreen Boyle
James Franklyn – Ian Greatorex
Detective Sgt Thatcher – Alison Williams
Fred Pender – Kai Robbins
Rita Franklyn – Abbie Maddison

Director – Barbara Barton
Assistant Director & Prompt – Mark Robbins
Producer – Nicola Adkin
Stage Manger – Nina Tunnicliff
Lighting Designer – Fiona Maxwell
Props – Jane Braithwaite
Set Design & Publicity – Sam Williams


About the Writer

Derek Benfield, writer of Murder for the AskingDerek Benfield (1926-2009) successfully combined the career of a character actor with that of a prolific boulevard playwright. Most familiar from appearances on television in The Brothers (1972-76) and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996-98), the diminutive, balding and often moustachioed Benfield frequently played fathers and members of what used to be called “the lower orders”. As a writer, Benfield specialised in farce, most notable for authoring plays such as The Post Horn Gallop, Wild Goose Chase and of course, Murder for the Asking.

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