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The Murder of the Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Fri Nov 3, 19:30 - Sat Nov 18, 22:00

The Masque Theatre


Get ready to "employ your little grey cells"!

The Masque and Cape Town Theatre Company are revitalising the classic tradition of Agatha Christie at the theatre with an adaptation of the crime author's iconic 1926 novel - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. This time round, however, things are not quite what they seem to be. Follow the play's amateur society and their attempt to stage this masterpiece. Attempt being the operative word, for things quickly go awry, to hilarious consequences.

You're guaranteed to be clutching at your sides as Poirot, Dr Sheppard and the residents of Fernly Park investigate the murder of the extremely wealthy, Roger Ackroyd. While the characters try to answer this complex mystery, the actors are hoping to just get to the end of the play alive!

Join us for our love letter to the tireless contributions to amateur theatre made by those who adore this wonderful and sometimes strange little community.

For block bookings of 10 or more, please email


Moira as The Director - Bernie Jacobs-Gordon

Ernie as Dr Sheppard - Richard Whittaker

Dennis as Hercule Poirot - Darren Moore

Bunny as Caroline Sheppard - Bronwyn Harvey

Oliver as Roger Ackroyd - Jason Bailey

Lily as Flora Ackroyd - Tara Lee

Cornelia as Mrs Ackroyd - Yanou Pienaar

Audrey as Mrs Parker - Rosemary Wilke

Beth as Ursula Bourne - Alex Silberhauer

George as Major Blunt - David-John Templeman

Logan as Geoffrey Raymond - Sean Black

Muriel as Constable Davis - Jean Wilke

Clifford as Ralph Paton / Mr Hammond - Kabo Mokhathi

Laura as The Stage Manager - Linda Steele


Production Managers - Faeron Wheeler and Christine Govender

Director - Stephan Fourie

Adapted by - Stephan Fourie and Faeron Wheeler

Set Designer - Robyn Theron

Set Engineer - Simon Dutton

Costume Designer - Marna Wright

Foley Designer - Richard Whittaker

Lighting Designer - Gary Fargher

Graphic Designer - Willie Blignaut


* You are welcome to take your food and drink into the theatre, but please be sure to return your glass to the bar afterwards.

* Strict admittance policy - no entry after the show start time. Latecomers will be admitted entry at intermission.

* Children are not permitted to sit on laps.

* No flash photography or videography is allowed.


The Murder of the Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Masque Theatre
37 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950
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