By Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett
Charles is appearing in 'The Message is Murder', a terrible play; so bad that someone wants to kill off the cast.
Directed by Sally Avens
As ever, Charles is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation especially in the form of women and alcohol. His intentions may be good but somehow the results always go wrong
He's been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he's driving Frances his semi-ex-wife mad. So when he's offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland she nearly pushes him out the door.
The production is as creaky as anything Charles has ever appeared in but the next play the theatre is scheduled to do is much more controversial. Soon a protest group has formed calling for a 'Porn Free Rugland'. And nasty accidents begin to befall members of the cast and crew.
|Charles Paris||Bill Nighy|