By Simon Brett
After an extended interval of ‘resting’, lifestyles is calling up for Charles Paris, who has been solid because the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and primary Gravedigger in a brand new creation of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is performed via Katrina Selsey, who received the function via a tv expertise show. Hamlet himself is usually performed by means of a truth television contestant, Jared Root – and the 2 younger stars have particularly assorted perspectives of big name and the theatre than the more matured participants of the cast.
But while the corporate succeed in the 1st staging publish in their travel, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, concerns get extra severe, with one member of the corporate heavily injured in what seems to be an twist of fate, and one other dead. once more, Charles Paris is compelled to don the mantle of novice detective to resolve the mystery.
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