Meet the Suspects- Alice
As much as our suspects like to hide away from the spotlight to avoid suspicion, we want to take the time to highlight some of the amazing actors that make up the team here at Moonstone Murders.
We could prepare the most tantalizing cases, packed with red herrings, plot twists and surprises, but it is the skill of our professional performers that bring the shows to life (or death, so to speak!).
So here is your opportunity to learn a bit about those suspicious suspects and the life of being a Moonstoner!
Suspect Name: Alice
Training: MA Acting, Guildford School of Acting
Why did you want to be a suspect at Moonstone Murders?
It is run by Sam, whom I met on tour and I think he's brilliant, so that was a draw for me. I hadn't done a murder mystery for ages and the thought of jumping back into that world was really appealing.
What is your favorite show/ role to perform in?
Our Halloween comedy 'How do you like your Stake?' is great fun, especially getting to play the great Fenella Fielding. Also really like 'The Tables Have Turned', It's a little bit mind-bending for the performers and audience and I love seeing everyone getting their heads around it.
What is the best thing about being a Moonstoner?
The other actors. You have to be a real team to make the shows work and everyone is really supportive. The audience probably doesn't realise it but after a big shouting match, our first response when we're out of character is often "well, that was fun!"
And the worst?
That moment when you're confronted by someone who is a legitimate trained-their-whole-life-in-the-field expert in something you're supposed to be an expert in. There's only so much research we can do!
What is your funniest memory of performing with Moonstone Murders?
In my first show, I had to die and it started raining so I couldn't be 'discovered' outside as we planned it. I ended up dying in full view of the audience and then trying to sneak off when their attention was diverted. I ended up tripping on my dress and their attention wasn't really very diverted at all.
What would you say to someone thinking about going to their first Murder Mystery?
Get into the spirit of it: Don't be shy about getting invested in the story and asking silly questions. The actors will love you for it.
What would be your perfect Murder?
I always liked that Roald Dahl story where the wronged wife hits her husband over the head with a leg of lamb from the butchers before roasting it and serving the murder weapon to the police officers. Delicious and smart.
When not pleasing your 'innocence' how do you like to spend the time?
I read a lot, never crime fiction, funnily enough. The nearest I get to watching procedurals is bingeing Brooklyn 99. I'm currently trying to walk the North Downs Way (in stages, obvs) because I'm cool, and to get my running distance up past three miles. I am not doing very well.
And finally...did you do it?
Well now, that would be telling, wouldn't it...
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