Sunday 12 November 2023

“A Sting in the Tale”, Bloor West Village Playhouse, Toronto

Gord and I saw A Sting in the Tale at the Bloor West Village Playhouse this afternoon. It was apparently the largest crowd (150 attendees) since pre-COVID.

This ingenious play opens on Goodman and Forbes, two once successful crime-writing playwrights struggling to complete a block-buster play to pay off their mounting debts – or are they? As the plot develops a startling thought occurs to them – who better to accomplish the perfect murder than themselves? Forbes’ nagging wife, Ann, is the perfect victim, especially as she is amply insured. It all seems plausible enough until Goodman mistakenly kills their secretary and a stage-struck detective appears on the scene. From here the play twists and turns so much that it is difficult to know who has been murdered and by whom. Eventually we learn the truth, but can Goodman convince the buffoon Inspector?

It was humorous and fun.

Here we are when it was over ...

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