It is 1920; you have the egocentric Roydon Lambsey and Francesca Lambsey (fondly called Franny) who have brought a lot of India back to England by opening their infamous Hotel Balle Balle. Roydon and Fran also brought their best friend with them Mercedes Bigg who worked at the extravagant Bukhara in India...and boy do they love anything Indian. Thrown in the mix we have Boy Simmons who is the hired help who works a little in the kitchen and tries his best at serving. He said he has worked all his life around food but something just does not seem to stack up...and we are not talking about pancakes!
However, it is very hard to work alongside Roydon when he is so bad tempered; nobody wants to join him in the kitchen, not even his wife who tries to hide her disappointment about her relationship behind a bottle and a good laugh. There are underlying currents...how does Fran really feel about Mercedes? And is Mercedes interested in reciprocating or is he trying to protect Roydon. Maybe he has feelings for his old friend. Who knows and in the end he falls back into his old pattern of keeping the restaurant oh so perfect...And do not forget Boy. Who is he really and does he think he is Indian just like the rest of them. Then there is a murder!
Come along dressed in your favourite 1920s sparkles or spats or dare yourself to embrace the Bollywood within. Do not forget your favourite murder weapon from cluedo or what you have always dreamed of using to get rid of the mother-in-law and become part of the craziness. Murder at Hotel Balle Balle, see you there...if you dare!
Doors open 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.30pm and runs until 10pm. The licensed bar with music is open till 11.30pm and the doors close at 12am.
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Dinner Theatre at its Best - Murder at Hotel Balle Balle - Show dates July 28, Nov 23, 30, Dec 6, 8, 15.