This delightfully unreliable comic murder mystery finds inspector Ruffing in an isolated country mansion investigating a murder and surrounded by 5 devious women all eager to guard each other’s secrets. Ruffing is committed to uncovering the truth, but he’s about to find it more evasive than ever. He will have to unravel the truth from the lies everyone is telling him. There’s a secret here, and the five ladies of the house will stop at nothing to keep it from him. Darkly humorous and thrillingly suspenseful, Ravenscroft reminds us that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.
“It's a mixture of truths, half-truths, hallucinathallucinations and half-baked lies stuck together hurriedly by terrified people for reasons which I don’t yet comprehend.”
“Sherlock Holmes never had this much trouble.”
Some years ago we were lucky enough to obtain premises at the former fruit and vegetable warehouse on Brewery Lane. Through much hard work, grants and donations a theatre was formed which now seats 150 people and represents one of the most well equipped, professional-standard amateur theatres in the county. The theatre now stages IES productions as well as outside theatre and musical companies and also plays host to Ilminster Cinema Club, Ile Valley Flower Club and many other social clubs. The Theatre is also available for private hire for parties and corporate events.