By Simon Brett
After a protracted interval of ‘resting’, lifestyles is asking up for Charles Paris, who has been solid because the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and primary Gravedigger in a brand new construction of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is performed by means of Katrina Selsey, who received the function via a tv expertise show. Hamlet himself is additionally performed via a truth television contestant, Jared Root – and the 2 younger stars have quite various perspectives of superstar and the theatre than the more matured participants of the cast.
But while the corporate succeed in the 1st staging publish in their journey, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, concerns get extra severe, with one member of the corporate heavily injured in what seems to be an coincidence, and one other dead. once more, Charles Paris is compelled to don the mantle of beginner detective to unravel the mystery.
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