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Act One Drama Presented - Murder at the Pelican Club


Inspector Doyle- Act One Murder performing Murder at the Pelican Club Act One Drama in Kent staged Murder at the Pelican Club, to packed audiences over three days on 30/31 October and November 1st  2014.

Murder at the Pelican Club by Pauline Rowson is written with a touch of humour in the vein of an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

Author Pauline Rowson says, 'I loved writing the play and creating grumpy, middle-aged, gruff Inspector Doyle, the complete opposite to the rugged and flawed DI Andy Horton who features in fourteen of my nineteen published crime novels.'

Murder at the Pelican Club is set in war torn Britain in 1940s Kent during the Blitz.  Inspector Doyle appears to be ponderous but underneath he has a wry sense of humour and is very sharp.


The musicians entertain the audience at the Pelican Club - Act One Dramacican The audience were transported back to November 1940 and the Pelican nightclub and restaurant in Kent during the Blitz. They were entertained with live music before the play commenced.  The village hall became the nightclub and some of the audience even dressed up in 1940s clothes.






Some of the cast of Act One Drama peforming Murder at the Pelican Club by Pauline RowsonmMURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB is a traditional whodunnit and a why done it but you have to watch and listen carefully to follow the twists and turns of the plot and then see if you've guessed right.







The denouement of Murder at the Pelican Club performed by Act One Drama and written by Pauline RowsonlIn the denouement and all was revealed.

MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB was performed by Act One Drama Group, New Ash Green, Kent. 







The cast, crew and muscians of Act One Drama and Murder at the Pelican Club, with writer, Pauline RowsonAuthor Pauline Rowson says, 'My thanks to the cast, crew and musicians for putting on a great performance.'






Latest Production of Murder at the Pelican Club performed by the Winterbourne Players


Cast and crew of MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB Winterbourne Players
Crime author Pauline Rowson's 1940 set murder mystery play, MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB performed by the Winterbourne Players, Bristol, from 22 to 24 November 2018 proved a smash hit with audiences.








Coming soon Murder at Hillingbrook Halt - a 1940s set murder mystery play set in a bleak and isolated railway station waiting room on a chilly wet winter night

Brand new, exciting detective plays in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century.


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A brand new detective play Murder at the Pelican Club 


Cast: 5 males 3 females
Category: Murder Mystery/Detective
Set in 1940s war torn England

November 1940. Denmark and Norway have been invaded,the blitz has been raging in London since September.This is singer Tillie's last performance before leaving to entertain the troops, someone, though is intent on stopping her.


This brand new detective play Murder At The Pelican Club, is an exciting 1940s murder mystery in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century, an Agatha Christie style detective drama that will have audiences guessing ‘who done it.’ Written with a touch of humour, the play takes place in the Pelican Nightclub and Restaurant in November 1940. It can be performed on stage, or in a restaurant with the audience all round. Only one set is needed and eight actors. If performed in a restaurant, other supporting actors can be planted in the audience as diners if required.

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes
Acts: 4, Scenes: Act 1 Scene 1, Act 2, Scene 1, Act 3, Scene 1, Act 4 Scene 1
Principals: 1male 1female, other cast: 2females, 4males
Sets: 1

Characters
INSPECTOR DOYLE: Middle-aged man
TILLIE TROTMAN: Beautiful Singer
MICHAEL EELS: A drunken musician accompanying Tillie.
MAXINE HUNTER: Tillie’s agent and manager
BRIAN BLEMMINGS: The Pelican Club Owner
MAISIE DUNCAN: Tillie’s friend
RYAN CONNOR: An Irish waiter
THE CHEF

November 1940. Denmark and Norway have been invaded and the blitz has been raging in London since 7 September 1940. Men up to the age of 27 have been called up, which means that gruff old Inspector Doyle is still on the job.  Maisie Duncan and Tillie Trotman have volunteered to do their bit for the war effort. Maisie because she was stuck in a boring office job and wanted excitement, and Tillie because she thought she’d look fetching in a uniform and be sent where lots of men would idolize her. Instead they both get sent to the munitions works. Before the play opens a lunch time talent concert has been organised in the munitions factory where Maisie and Tillie work. Tillie wins it and she’s immediately signed up by agent and impresario, Maxine Hunter. Catapulted to fame by radio appearances and concerts, Tillie is now a forces sweetheart. This is her last performance at the popular Pelican Club and Restaurant before travelling overseas to entertain the troops. Someone, though is intent on stopping her.

Please contact us to read Act I and for background on the characters.