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Death by Chocolate

This May, Richmond Players presents Death by Chocolate, a play which combines all the elements of classic murder mysteries with scathing satires of the 80’s health crazes, technology and fashion.

Members of a newly renovated Health Resort are dropping like flies. On the eve of the grand re-opening of the resort it’s up to manager John Stone (Joel Baltaks of North Richmond) to find the cause – and the murderer.

The clues point to a sinister box of chocolates, and the suspects include all the outlandish characters working for the resort.

Director Penny Johnson of Norwest said she chose the show to make her directorial debut as it was the same show she made her debut in community theatre.

Death By Chocolate
Joel baltaks as john stone and emma taite as lady riverdale. Photo credit penny johnson.

“I had such fond memories of the show so when I had the chance to direct my first show with Richmond Players, I naturally went for this play,” she said.

“It’s such a fun story, full of one-liners and characters that range from sweet to very salty. I really hope that the audiences enjoy the fun and naturally try to work out who is the bad guy. You’ll never look at a box of chocolates the same way again.”

Details: Performances run on Saturdays, 2pm and 7.30pm on May 4, 11, 18 and 25, at the Richmond School of Arts, West Market St, Richmond.

Ticket Prices: Concession (Seniors/Pensioners/Students): $30; Adult (Standard): $35 (Plus 50c ticket fee). Depending on availability there may be some tickets still available at the door.

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