And Then There Were None by Fareham Musical Society at Ferneham Hall

And Then There Were None comes to Ferneham Hall from November 5-7.
And Then There Were None comes to Ferneham Hall from November 5-7.
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Ten strangers meet on an island. They are accused of murder, and one by one they are picked off, until only one remains.

But who among them is the killer?

We won’t let anybody into rehearsals – ordinarily other members pop in but we don’t want anyone to see how we are doing it

Graeme Clements, Chairman of Fareham Musical Society

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth, Fareham Musical Society are delving into the world of serious drama with the Queen of Crime’s best selling novel, And Then There Were None.

The show is at Ferneham Hall from November 5-7.

Graeme Clements, Chairman of Fareham Musical Society, says that since the success of their Fawlty Tower adaptations, which have been running for four years, the society has decided to dip their toe in dramatic waters.

‘We only used to perform musicals, but with Agatha Christie’s birthday it was a good time to perform this.

‘There haven’t been any dramatic plays in Ferneham Hall for a long time so we’re giving audiences something a bit different.’

Graeme plays Lawrence Wargrave, one of the ten accused individuals.

He says: ‘My character is a judge, but there’s also a butler and his wife the housemaid, a captain, a general, a doctor and others.

‘The butler is under instruction to play a voice recording, which incriminates all ten of those present – including him and his wife.’

A cryptic poem scrawled on a wall gives clues on how the next victim is going to die – but who is the killer?

Graeme says that while the cast knows – and anyone with internet access, he admits – they are trying to keep the secret safe.

‘We won’t let anybody into rehearsals – ordinarily other members pop in but we don’t want anyone to see how we are doing it.’

Tickets: £11-13, visit fernehamhall.co.uk for details.