Monthly Archives: September 2016

Barnacle-bustin’ night at Beltinge!

Our last performance of Sea Salt & Slaughter was hosted by 2nd Reculver Brownies to a small but almost perfectly  (in)formed audience!  I say this as 4/5 tables got the answer right!  LOL.

Trio of trouble

Which one of these has a guilty conscience?

Old Mog's tale

Old Mog’s tale

Thanks to Brown Owl, Katie Waters, for all her hard work and for making us feel so welcome. The audience was great fun to play off, lots of jokes and a really warm and friendly bunch of people. Many of them were joining in on the sea shanties which was encouraging and made us sing all the louder!

What-shall-we-do-with-a-drunken-pickwick

A-piratical-success

Now the run is over I can show you pictures of Karen dressed as the ghost of Old Mog who comes back to haunt the guilty suspect. Karen’s idea of no one but the murderer and herself knowing whodunnit until the end of the play each night was a great idea and kept the cast’s reactions to their fellow characters pure throughout. Not even I knew who had been given the piece of parchment with the much sort after “black mark” at the beginning of each performance, denoting the one who’d dunnit. Ingenious! This time it was the lovely Sally who was the guilty party.

Crimson gets a grilling

Crimson gets a grilling

A great performance by all the cast and I know everyone is sorry to see their characters sail off into the sunset… until next time. It’s been huge fun to direct this fabulous motley crew who have embraced their characters and really worked hard to get the most out of them in the time available. Well done me hearties, I’m proud of you all. Arrrggghhh!

The Treasure Map

At the end, after the reveal, prize giving and raffle, my wonderful cast presented me with the most beautiful bunch of flowers and a priceless handcrafted card from “Old Mog’s Card Shoppe”! LOL.

A great evening’s entertainment! Loved every minute.

Thanks to Katie Waters and Sarah McMullen for the photos.

Kit-  Director of Sea Salt & Slaughter.

 

Last chance to experience murder mysteries this year

Our murder mystery season for 2016 is coming to an end this weekend. Saturday 17 September, yes, that’s THIS Saturday is your last chance to see one of our murder mysteries in action before the new season starts in April.

Avast!bozo-tea

The Great Fortuna predicts a fabulous evening's entertainment.

The Great Fortuna predicts a fabulous evening’s entertainment.

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If your group is contemplating collaborating with us next year and haven’t quite made up their minds, do buy a bunch of tickets and come along to Beltinge for a fabulous evening out! Then take your experience back to your committee and say YES, let’s work with these wonderfully entertaining people next year! More and more people are doing just that which is fabulous for fund raising in Kent, enormous fun for us and top entertainment for your audiences. It’s not another quiz night, it’s theatre on your doorstep!

Our dates and themes will be announced in the next week or two so watch this space.

A swashbucklin’ evening at the MS Therapy Centre Canterbury

It was a quiet evening in the Drunken Mermaid until the doors burst open and a swashbucklin’ crowd of shanty-singing pirates gate-crashed the peace!

Jesmond and Crimson Pirate

Gaaaarrrrghhh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder and mayhem ensued and the audience tucked in to their vittals, and put their thinking caps on to solve the mystery. We all had a great evening and a barrel of laughs!

 

Old Mog's tale

Old Mog’s tale

The Drunken Mermaid

The plot thickens in the Drunken Mermaid

Pickwick and Capt. Salt

Pickwick tastes some of the local cuisine while Capt Salt looks to business…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the MS Therapy Centre Canterbury for hosting and for our wonderful, warm and fun-loving audience. A great start to our performances of Sea Salt and Slaughter.

Kit (Director, and Jesmond the Pirate!)