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Dial M For Murder brings thrills to Aberdeen audiences

By Kirsty Brown

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What happens when you've contemplated every minute detail of a crime...except what you'll do if something goes wrong?

There are twists and turns, laughs and suspense all thrown together in a perfect concoction of criminal storytelling in Aberdeen this week.

If your preferred style of crime is one where you spend the evening with your brain whirring trying to work out 'whodunnit' then Dial M For Murder may not be for you as the audience is left in no real doubt as to who the perpetrator is.

If, however, you're quite happy to know that it was Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candle stick and just watch everything unfold then you're probably going to really enjoy your visit to His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen this week.

With just five characters – Tony and Margot Wendice, Max Halliday, Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard - and four cast members – Tom Chambers, Sally Bretton, Christopher Harper and Micheal Salami - it's easy to keep track of who everybody is and what is happening on stage.

Dial M For Murder. Manuel Harlan
Dial M For Murder. Manuel Harlan

The storyline is complex enough to be interesting and maintain the audiences attention without becoming so complicated that nobody knows that is happening.

Dial M For Murder offers its audience a psychological thrill, a tantalising number of shocks and twists and this is balanced with just the right amount of humour to ensure a fun trip to the theatre for all levels of crime enthusiast.

Admittedly I was starting to become somewhat impatient in my seat with the lack of murder, but trust me when I tell you that the drawn out scene setting is worth the wait and once the real drama starts then it doesn't stop until the curtain call.

Dial M For Murder is in Aberdeen until Saturday, and for more information and tickets you can visit Aberdeen Performing Arts website.

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