MURDER MYSTERY MEALS - Performance 25/6/11

Had this in from Saturday's client........

Dear Steve,

I just wanted to drop you a line and say how very pleased I was with the Murder Mystery Dinner last Saturday aboard " The Jealous Bride".

All my friends and I had a really superb evening and the actors were excellent and very welcoming. They really pushed the boat out (if you pardon the pun) to ensure that the evening was a roaring success.

Unfortunately we were one guest down on the evening (my daughter "Maria Slapperallover" hadn't recovered from her operation in time to travel to Derby) but the actors covered her part well.

I will certainly be spreading the word as will my friends. None of us really knew what to expect but our place of work is still humming with chatter of the evening and we are still getting shrieks of laughter from the experience.

Many many thanks for an absolutely fantastic event.

Laura White

Steve Woodward
Murder Meals Company
Tel: 08454 900500

MURDER MYSTERY MEALS - Performance 9/10/10


I've had this in from the client. Well done and thank you!

Hi Steve

Apologies for the delay in sending this to you.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with organising the Murder Mystery last Saturday. Everyone had a fantastic time and the effort everyone put into their costumes was amazing, they definitely had the characters down to a tee!! No one had previously done a murder mystery so we weren't quite sure what to expect but Mason and Gillian were brilliant in leading us through the evening. Please pass on our thanks again to them.

Kind regards,


Steve Woodward
Murder Meals Company
Tel: 08454 900500 - Sent 15/10/10

Blue Remembered hills
Burngreave, Sheffield, UK


Blue Remembered Hills
by Paul Taylor

Folk taking a stroll in Abbeyfield Park during the second week of May may have witnessed the strange sight of adults running around in shorts and pinafores shouting, fighting, throwing stones and generally behaving like a bunch of seven-year olds – their excuse was that they were performing Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter.

Set in the summer of 1943, the plot follows the experiences of a group of children over the course of an afternoon. Directed by Daniel Poyser and Ian Smith (both involved in last October’s successful production of Oedipus at St Catherine’s Hall), the production moved around the park, building to the horrific climax in Abbeyfield Stables.

The strong performances (particularly by Craig Shepherd as Peter and Mason Tyree as Donald Duck) soon had the audience forgetting the drizzle and engrossed in the plot; by turns hilarious, upsetting and shocking. All the actors threw themselves into this very physical, at times almost slapstick, performance and were utterly believable as children.

Panni Poh Yoke Loh (production co-ordinator) said: “It’s been a great experience to see creative theatre in the Park. I hope we can see more of it in the future as part of the Abbeyfield Stables Project.” If productions are of this quality, we can only hope that she’s right.

See the Review on the Burngreave Messenger Website


Responses to 'Carol'

Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 19:40:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: confidential
Subject: Carol

Hi Sheffieldlive

Just been listening to Carol and it was really good. It is great to see a community radio station encouraging local writers and actors to do original work.

The cast were great. Matt and Carol were superb So much talent here in Sheffield. I think this has been one of the best ones so far.

Keep up the good work.


Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 00:20:01 +0100
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 Jul 2005 23:08:01.0508 (UTC)

Hi Sheffield Live!

I had to sit down and stop what I was doing 5 mins in to the play, I could not concentrate on anything else. Brilliantly written and acted. The pairing of Carol and Matt was genius. Never felt such magnetism and chemistry over the airwaves before. Such chrisma is rare. It was like
watching the silver screen ....Burton and Taylor. Is it possible to have a copy ?


Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 19:16:17 +0100
From: confidential

Hi SheffieldLive

Absolutely sizzling. You don't know me but what a play! Congrats on producing such a great play! It was really well written. The chemistry between Matt and Carol was absolutely magical. I didn't know you could do sexy on radio but steaming it was.
Well done. Do you know if they perform together anywhere Are they in the same drama company for example? The magic chemistry was there. Will keep an eye on your website. Look forward to the next one.


Subject: Carol
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:02:37 +0100
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Just heard Carol. Really gripping stuff. Such wonderful and unexpected twists all the way through. Good to see positive encouragement of local talent. Congratulations to Mick Bower for writing the piece. Paul Tyree was great as Matt and Carol was superb but I didn't get her real name
could you let me know it? Tim Brett completed a brilliant cast. Is it possible to get a copy please ? Last 2 scene's were particularly well done.

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Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:28:04 +0100

Hi SL!

What a gorgeous sexy voice Carol! and the way you turn at the end is great. Matt and you were stunning could feel the emotions coming over the airwaves. What brilliant performances. Second time I heard it .... sound quality better on internet then on FM but acting and plot kept me tuned in.

Keep up good work.


Wow .... hot, hot hot fantastic acting I was gob smacked. Play well written. Really strong cast with great performances from Matt and Carol.
Your scenes rocked !

One love jOe x

Click here to listen to the first act

























Mason as Donald Duck in 'Blue Remembered Hills' the amazing play by Dennis Potter.

"It was the intensity of the bullying that Donald suffers which first attracted me to this part. It mirrored my own life quite closely - intense bullying, absent father. Had I not been able to do this then I wouldn't be able to do anything. It was such an honour to play him, especially alongside several close friends who all did marvellous jobs. My thanks especially to Ian Smith for his support and direction in this play."











"Carol is a wonderful radio play that deserves a larger audience. Local playwrights like Mick deserve all the encouragement we can give them, especially when they're so talented. Sheffield Live produce marvellous work in the community with very little support, so it was an honour to work with them on this incredible play."


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