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Murder by Chocolate


Sat 15 Aug 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Repertory Theatre, Ridgway St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $22.00
  • Senior / Student / Groups of 10+: $17.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Alex Ellis

As Chocolate becomes darker it also becomes more bitter…

The creators of New Zealand’s Flaxworks theatre company weave together food, death and comedy in their acclaimed production Murder by Chocolate which will be performed in Wanganui on August 15, 2009.

Phil Ormsby and Alex Ellis founders of Flaxworks and director Caitlin Dullard say they have taken the original murder mystery and turned it on its head to create Murder by Chocolate.

‘We’ve taken all the ingredients that make a good murder mystery, the clues, the red herrings and the intrigue and added a few kilos of chocolate! It’s physical, silly, over the top and will have you rolling in the aisles’.

But while the play is a comedy the three say there is still plenty in the script to keep even the most die hard murder mystery fan enthralled and guessing to the very end.

Alex Ellis plays Felicia Fargo, a disenchanted romance writer determined to reject the fluff of romance for the gritty world of crime writing. Inevitably Felicia finds herself embroiled in a bizarre series of chocolaty murders based on her own dubious crime novel. Together with Dorian, her clueless assistant (played by Phil Ormsby), she attempts to untangle the traditional web of lies and plot twists to discover the truth behind the murders and her own bittersweet history.

In classic whodunit style the body count rises as the chocolate finger of suspicion points to…who? The TV psychic? The crime-writing policeman? Or Felicia’s own mother, the greatest celebrity chef to come out of a Balclutha bakery?

Flaxworks who have spent much of 2007 and 2008 performing sell out shows of Murder by Chocolate around New Zealand and have recently returned from Australia as part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009 are excited to bring the show to Wanganui.

Don’t miss out on Murder by Chocolate it’s a chocolate rush to die for!

Dark, rich, and full of nuts!

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