So, we have had our first theatre trip and what a lovely night it was. Last Saturday, a group of 11 of us trooped along to The Lowry, in anticipation of a good old murder mystery courtesy of Ms Agatha Christie – and we weren’t disappointed.
The play was set on a paddle steamer, carrying socialite honeymooners, Kay and Simon, along with some other travellers down the Nile. We had not only one but two murders – and I’m not going to tell you who got murdered because the not knowing was half the fun.
A packed small theatre which went incredibly dark for those few moments before curtain up, added extra spooky factor. A smattering of famous faces showed some brilliant acting – Kate O’Mara came into her own in the second half with hilarious comic expressions. The interval has us all asking where we had seen Jacqueline before (Steve McDonald’s exwife, Vicky, in case you were wondering). A few of us guessed who dunnit, showing what marvellous detective skills us WI women have.
We all agreed that our first official outing was a success – we even managed to squeeze in some tea and a couple of drinks beforehand. Huge congratulations to Karen for choosing the event and organising a wonderful night. We have plenty more trips in the pipeline and look forward to many more evenings in good company.