Trowbridge Players are putting the finishing touches to Simon Brett’s ‘Murder in play’ that takes to the stage next week .

Murder in Play is a play within a play revolving around director Boris Smolensky who runs a third-rate repertory company.

Lady Dorothy Cholmondley, a theatrical trained actress and the dual role of Renee Savage, and played by Stella Greaves, is the wife of the theatre’s director, Boris Smolensky, and tends to get leading roles in a lot of his productions.

Boris ,played by Chris Pollock, decides to produce Murder at Priorswell Manor. Chaos ensues, since the actors are more interested in their own egos than the quality of the production; and life imitates art when Boris’s wife, Rene, is murdered on stage.

Simon Brett’s hilarious text ruthlessly satirizes the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.

The play is set in the country-house library after the end of the First World War. It's the set for a play which involves a shell-shocked war hero with a skeleton in his cupboard, his fiancée, her mother, a foreign wheeler-dealer and assorted members of the serving class.

Murder in Play opens at the Arc Theatre on Wednesday October 9 running to Saturday 12. Tickets are available at £10 each from the Box Office on 0333 6664466