TITCHFIELD Festival Theatre’s first production of 2018 is an original production - the whodunnit 'Murder in the Village Hall'.

It kicks off a busy year for the company who will produce no fewer than 30 productions across their three venues.

As the Inspector announces: He drowned in a water butt, he was found upside down in the garden with his wellies in the air…the race begins to find a murderer in a tranquil corner of rural England.

It’s summer in a country village. A pretty normal English summer, it’s fair to say… wet, damp and cold. But for the members of the local Parish Council who arrive for their regular meeting, everything is far from business as usual.

That evening, the Parish councillors meet to discuss the day’s business, but one of their number is missing…. the Council Chairman no less, who has died in mysterious circumstances.

Bumbling Inspector Ambrose and his colleague DC Sasha are assigned to the case and arrive to investigate the mysterious death; however, this is not the end of the matter as more murders are soon uncovered.

Can anyone work out who the killer is before it’s too late? Will the guides return the table? Will the rain ever stop and will the meeting ever be finished?

Murder in the Village Hall is a comedy thriller written by Titchfield Festival Theatre’s Emma Bevan, who recently produced December’s popular pantomime, Hansel & Gretel.

Evening performances will be held on January 10-13 and 16-20, with a matinee on Sunday January 14 in the Oak Theatre, 73 St Margaret's Lane Titchfield.

More information at http://titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com/or the Box Office:01329 556156.