The Sound of Murder

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Reviews: 7

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Charles Norbury is a wildly successful author of children's books. He hates children, and pretty much anyone else, too. He's petty, cruel, vindictive, and treats his unloved wife like a slave. He also refuses to have children with her. In short, he's the sort of fellow who would make the world a better place if only he would just die.
Anne, the wife, has found some solace in the arms of her handsome lover, Peter. Charles won't grant her a divorce: It would damage him professionally with the parents of his juvenile fans.
The one person who has real regard for Charles is his loyal secretary, Miss Forbes. She is infatuated with Peter.
Anne and Peter deduce that the only way they will ever be to be together forever is if they kill Charles. They come up with a scheme to effect his murder. But things just don't go according to plan…..
The plot of The Sound of Murder has more twists and turns than the Arroyo Parkway. Surprise follows surprise, and you'll be kept guessing as to what exactly the heck is going on until the very end.
The cast of The Sound of Murder includes Roslyn Cohn, Gabriel Oliva, David Hunt Stafford, Peter Trencher, David Westbay and Kate Whitney.
Written by William Fairchild. Directed by Adrian nEIL.

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Reviews

"Love a good mystery? The Brits are masters of the genre and know how to do bad in a very civilized way. Here's one written in 1959, which lay dormant until Theatre 40's Artistic Director David Hunt Stafford, discovered and resurrected it. The subjects, greed, deception, miserable marriages etc., are just as relevant today as they were decades ago."

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


"Directed by skilled Adrian Cohen, THE SOUND OF MURDER is a classic English mystery which twists, turns, and explodes with the unexpected. The result is a gripping and fun yarn which will appeal to inveterate mystery buffs as they try to figure out what will happen next. The cast does an excellent job of keeping the story moving to its inevitable conclusion."

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


"the direction by Adrian Cohen is excellent and his talented cast complement his achievement. ...This show is a great example of collaboration at its best. Go see “The Sound of Murder,” a murder mystery, that will leave you tantalized, horrified, and gratified!"

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


"Not only is The Sound of Murder entertaining, but it's one of Theatre 40's most well-done shows all-around; the acting, the use of occasional mood music, the lighting by Brandon Baruch, and, as usual, a spot-on set by Jeff G. Rack. I have not one quarrel with the entire production!"

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"Skillfully directed by Adrian Cohen to keep the action interesting and a lot more than just a lot of talking heads with British accents, the cast of THE SOUND OF MURDER includes Roslyn Cohn, Gabriel Olivas, David Hunt Stafford, Peter Trencher, David Westbay and Kate Whitney. And why that title? There's some audio equipment involved that turns out to be a pivotal prop in the investigation!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"The play is well-written, very well directed by Adrian Cohen, and performed by talented actors whose British accents are never lost."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"This play is just as deep as a scheme of having somebody snuffed because of one loving somebody else. That is good enough for those that really love a mystery, and this play proves its plot points in full!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


"Love a good mystery? The Brits are masters of the genre and know how to do bad in a very civilized way. Here's one written in 1959, which lay dormant until Theatre 40's Artistic Director David Hunt Stafford, discovered and resurrected it. The subjects, greed, deception, miserable marriages etc., are just as relevant today as they were decades ago."

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


"Directed by skilled Adrian Cohen, THE SOUND OF MURDER is a classic English mystery which twists, turns, and explodes with the unexpected. The result is a gripping and fun yarn which will appeal to inveterate mystery buffs as they try to figure out what will happen next. The cast does an excellent job of keeping the story moving to its inevitable conclusion."

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


"the direction by Adrian Cohen is excellent and his talented cast complement his achievement. ...This show is a great example of collaboration at its best. Go see “The Sound of Murder,” a murder mystery, that will leave you tantalized, horrified, and gratified!"

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


"Not only is The Sound of Murder entertaining, but it's one of Theatre 40's most well-done shows all-around; the acting, the use of occasional mood music, the lighting by Brandon Baruch, and, as usual, a spot-on set by Jeff G. Rack. I have not one quarrel with the entire production!"

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"Skillfully directed by Adrian Cohen to keep the action interesting and a lot more than just a lot of talking heads with British accents, the cast of THE SOUND OF MURDER includes Roslyn Cohn, Gabriel Olivas, David Hunt Stafford, Peter Trencher, David Westbay and Kate Whitney. And why that title? There's some audio equipment involved that turns out to be a pivotal prop in the investigation!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"The play is well-written, very well directed by Adrian Cohen, and performed by talented actors whose British accents are never lost."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"This play is just as deep as a scheme of having somebody snuffed because of one loving somebody else. That is good enough for those that really love a mystery, and this play proves its plot points in full!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review