A Grand festive murder mystery

If you're trying to find something to fill the gap between Halloween and Christmas, the Grand might have just the play for you.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 1:23 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:22 pm
Freya Copeland
Freya Copeland

‘Who Killed Santa Claus?’, based on the 1971 play by Terence Freely, follows Barbara Love, a famous TV star who is threatened by a chilling voice on her answering machine just before she hosts a Christmas party. When she then receives a macabre present boxed in a miniature coffin, things take a terrifying twist.

As the staff from her television show all start arriving for the Christmas buffet, it becomes apparent that each of them has a motive to murder Barbara. Throughout this cunningly plotted thriller, the tension mounts until the final spine-tingling revelation.

The production, which is less a ‘whodunnit’ than a ‘who’s going to do it’ stars Kim Tiddy (PC Honey Harman in The Bill) and Freya Copeland (Angie Reynolds in Emmerdale) alongside Gary Turner and David Callister.

Kim Tiddy

A spokesman for the Grand Theatre said: “What better way to bridge the gap between Halloween and Christmas than with a seasonal murder mystery?

“As the nights draw in and there’s a chill in the air, this is the perfect drama to settle down to.

“And after talking Scarlet’s previous successes, Who Killed Santa Claus? is set to be another highly enjoyable and spooky drama from these masters of suspense.

“Lovers of a good mystery should not miss this.”

Kim Tiddy

Who Killed Santa Claus? will run at Blackpool Grand Theatre, from tonight until Saturday.

Tickets are priced from £14.50.

They’re available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01253 290190.