The Island Hall was packed on Saturday night for Sark Theatre Group’s murder mystery play, Dig in for Murder, which was directed by Emma Fawson. The action was set the evening before the annual summer fete where tensions were rising over preparations for the plant stall. Newcomer to the village Tricia, played by Sarah Andrews, is desperate to fit on but locals Dora, Kitty and Marina, played by Sarah Cottle, Amanda Grey and Niamh McAnally, are less than welcoming. The vicar, Gail Le Lievre, decides to fire the lazy sexton Edwina, Fi Hamon, and Geoff, Adrian Guille, has a wandering eye. At the end of the first act there was a blood curdling screen off stage as the body was discovered then the audience had half an hour to work out who was murdered, who was the murderer, how they did it and what was their motive. In the second act all was revealed as the lady of the manor Kitty was exposed for murdering poor Dora with a brick for threatening to show an old school photograph that showed Kitty as a cheat. The cast did a great job of telling this tale of intrigue and a deadly deed, which was beautifully introduced by Wendy Adams, and the audience had great fun trying to work out the ending of the twisting plot.
Pictures by Sue Daly