Inspect this showstopper

Nigel Fairs
Nigel Fairs

Detective Inspector Morse will be heading to Blackfriars Theatre on Saturday... but he won’t get a chance to watch a play.

During a performance from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a young professional actress playing Ophelia dies suddenly mid-performance and Inspector Morse is immediately on the scene, having been in the audience.

The stage is cordoned off, and becomes a fully-fledged murder scene.

House of Ghosts is Baroque Theatre Company’s first touring production for 2015, and promises to be a real treat for all Inspector Morse fans.

It is written by the author of several episodes of the original TV series, from 1988 to 1991.

The play, by Alma Cullen, is an Inspector Morse mystery inspired by the original novels of Colin Dexter.

The only Inspector Morse play written for the stage, will be directed by Adam Morley, produced by Claire Bibby and sponsored by Clarian Ltd.

House of Ghosts will see the eponymous sleuth , made famous by the late great John Thaw, played by Nigel Fairs.

Nigel’s previous credits include Oscar Wilde in In Extremis (Kean Productions), Frank Churchill in Emma, Noel Coward in Two Flats and a Sharp (both Classic Reaction) and Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap (West End).

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 adult (£10 conc).

To book call 01205 363108.

For more shows at Blackfriars or to book tickets online visit www.blackfriarsartscen