A MURDER mystery thriller which follows a playwright as he tries to uncover the truth about his wife's suicide is coming to Stourbridge Town Hall.

Stourbridge Theatre Company will perform D.D. Brooke’s ‘Rehearsal for Murder’ between Thursday, March 22, and Saturday, March 24.

Based on the TV play by Richard Levinson and William Link, it tells the story of playwright Alex Dennison who is left heartbroken when his leading lady and fiancée Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her West End stage debut.

On the first anniversary of her death, he gathers the cast and crew from the ill-fated night in the same West End theatre to read a new play he is working on – a mystery in which a famous actress is killed.

As the reading progresses, the scenes seem to the cast to be uncomfortably close to actual encounters they might have had with Monica.

Tickets to the show, which will be performed at 7.30pm each evening, costs £10 for adults and £8 for concessions and can be bought at The French Deli, in Coventry Street, or by calling 0333 666 3366 or visiting www.stourbridgetheatre.co.uk.

Later this year, the company will perform ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and in November they will put on a play specifically written for STC by local playwright and member David Morris called ‘The Broken Truce’, which commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War.