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The Many Crimes of Hector Cartwright


Theatre. 1st – 5th Mar, 18:10, £12.
Matinee 5th Mar, 16:45

1948; the body of a woman is found late at night on a gloomy train track in a remote northern village. With no leads and little to go on the police are stumped, until a mysterious manuscript arrives in the morning post….

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1948. In a small northern village a woman is gruesomely murdered.

With little to go on the police continue to interview their only suspect. New to the force, Constable Helen Wilton believes she has found the clue to crack the case. Does a mysterious French manuscript hold the key they are looking for? Wilton is convinced it does, but old allegiances and wartime rivalries mean that a woman’s voice in a man’s world is easily drowned out….

Press for Rusted Dust’s last show, The Communist Threat:

★★★★ ‘Twist upon twist upon triple twists abound.’ – Three Weeks

★★★★ ‘An entertaining and impressive exercise in the personal and the political.’ – The Morning Star

★★★★ ‘Crisply staged, this well-paced show draws you in and keeps you gripped.’ – Fest

★★★★ ‘ Layered and complex.’ – The Stage

★★★★ ‘A perfectly entertaining hour of twists and fine acting.’ – Broadway Baby

★★★★ ‘A masterclass in what playwrights should aim for in a plot’ – Fringe Guru

★★★★ ‘ The audience were visibly gripped.’ – Arts Award Voice

Kieran O’Rourke established the company in 2011. Our first show The Lift – written by Kieran – was entered into the 2011 NSDF Emerging Artist Award at that year’s Edinburgh Fringe. It received two acting commendations and one writing commendation.

Our second show The Communist Threat received eight different four star reviews and was nominated for Best Production, Best Male Actor (Kieran O’Rourke) and won the award for Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe 2016.


Writer and actor: Kieran O’Rourke
Director: Jessica Daniels
Cast: Carys Lewis, Paul Foulds, Kieran O’Rourke, Edie Newman, Maryam Grace, Jonathan Blakeley

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