Father Brown's reflection in a cracked stage mirror with lights around

Father Brown - The Murderer in the Mirror

Drama Rumpus Theatre Company presents based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton The Haymarket

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£23, Sat matinee £21. Under 25s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee)

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Mild-mannered priest Father Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time, if you count always being around when a murder is committed as being in the right place!

When a famous actor is found dead just before the opening of his latest West End production, Father Brown - invited by the leading actor to watch the dress rehearsal - sees at once in the shattered dressing room mirror that all is not as it seems. And if all the possible suspects were on stage at the time, watched by Father Brown, who could possibly be the murderer?!

John Lyons
(A Touch of Frost) joins Rumpus once again to play Father Brown.

With its colourful array of possible candidates for the hangman's noose, and more twists and turns than Agatha Christie, this show is a more than worthy successor to Rumpus' previous Father Brown whodunit.

Cast & Creatives

Cast & Creatives


Gripping and compelling
A bumper audience [and] all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery - a dead body, several suspects and clues along the way for the audience to work out whodunit… brilliant
Derbyshire Times
Enjoyable and enthralling… go and see it if you like a bit of Downton Abbey with your Columbo
Arts Melange

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