Our largest ever gatherings of members of the Home Library Service (plus local residents) – at Pimlico Library in early December and again at Church Street Library last week – enjoyed two short plays, specially written for the events, performed by AWL on a ‘whodunnit’ Agatha Christie theme.
We had to make room in the bookshelves for the gun to be found in ‘Murder in the Library’(!), and ‘The Armchair Murder’, complete with Agatha Christie references, kept everyone guessing. Our actors (Joan Blackham and Peter Saracen) and playwrights (Wally Sewell and Sally Sheringham) then gamely faced our audience for a question and answer session which covered topics such as how to get into writing plays and the careers/jobs of the actors.
A tricky Agatha Christie quiz (eg: how many murders did Miss Marple solve? Was it: 3, 36, 47 or 102?*) and suitably festive fare rounded off the day.
Our members were hugely appreciative of the opportunity to come out transport provided) and watch a live performance. Some comments:
“Enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the actors after the performance”
“Would love more events like this please”
* It was 47