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
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MASQUE:
* 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.