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Agatha Christie-inspired play Reality Cheque is being presented by Conservatoire EAST in Bury St Edmunds until May 4





A new play inspired by the great mystery writer Agatha Christie has begun in Bury St Edmunds this week.

Murder mystery play Reality Cheque sees a talented all-female cast perform this brand-new production at Conservatoire EAST at West Suffolk College, in Bury, from May 1 to 4.

It’s written Erica Dupuy, a Bury-based writer, director and actor who works at West Suffolk College and claims that ‘the show has more twists and turns than a ten-minute ride on a fairground waltzer’.

Reality Cheque writer and director Erica Dupuy. Picture: Eastern Education Group
Reality Cheque writer and director Erica Dupuy. Picture: Eastern Education Group

Erica continued: “I’ve always been a massive fan of Agatha Christie and the play is an homage to her.

“It is set in 2002 and it is intense and will keep you guessing until the end. The audience will feel they are part of the production, and it is full of intrigue.

“I don’t think people will have seen anything like this before – it has ups and downs and it will be thrilling as the stage is round so it will be a unique experience where they will be immersed in the show.”

Reality Cheque cast member Lexi Buck. Picture: Eastern Education Group
Reality Cheque cast member Lexi Buck. Picture: Eastern Education Group
Reality Cheque cast member Connie Dunne. Picture: Eastern Education Group
Reality Cheque cast member Connie Dunne. Picture: Eastern Education Group

Cast member Connie Dunne, 18, from Newmarket, who is studying on a level 3 musical theatre course, said: “It is based on Agatha Christie’s novel ‘And Then There Were None’ and is set on an island.

“All of the characters think they are part of a reality TV show but then the status quo starts to unravel and the audience is taken on a journey to find out whodunnit. It has spooky elements, a bit of gore. This is Agatha Christie rewritten for a modern audience.”

Cast member Lexi Buck, 17, from Sudbury, who is studying on a level 3 acting course, said: “This will take the audience on an amazing adventure.”

For tickets, see here.

Tickets are priced £14 for adults and £10 for students and the show is suitable for everyone aged 14 and over. The show starts at 7.30pm.