MURDER and blackmail is on the artistic menu in Huddersfield this week.
Huddersfield Thespians are staging Alan Ayckbourn’s Snake in the Grass at the Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) until the weekend.
The drama features a cast of just three – Christine Davies, Julie Root and Maureen Speight.
Production director Lawrence Barker said: “It’s two hours for the three actors to carry and although it is exceptionally written by Alan Ayckbourn they’ve got to be alert as emotions change all the time.’’
Snake in the Grass tells the story of sisters Miriam and Annabel and nurse Alice.
The sisters have been estranged as Annabel has lived abroad for many years. She returns upon the death of her father to be told by Alice that Miriam played a part in his death.
This sets off a plot of murder, intrigue and blackmail with many twists and turns.
Snake in the Grass began its run at the LBT’s main theatre on Tuesday and is on every night at 7.30pm until Saturday with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.