Winslow Players’ latest show is the height of fashion

The cast of The Winslow Players production, Death in High Heels.'130428M-C302
The cast of The Winslow Players production, Death in High Heels.'130428M-C302
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The Winslow Players took possession of the Winslow Public Hall last weekend as the countdown to their latest production begins.

Director Derry French was working on the split-level set she designed for Death In High Heels when the Advertiser caught up with her.

She said rehearsals for the murder mystery, set in a 1930s London couture house, were going “incredibly well”.

Ms French said: “It’s a good story and it’s quite amusing as well. There’s a nice interplay between the characters.”

Ms French said the hardest part has been finding things that look right for the period.

She said: “It opens your eyes as to how things have changed – and also how they’ve stayed the same.

“To get a plain pair of seamed stockings is really hard nowadays. But shoe styles are almost exactly the same as 1930s styles.”

And she paid tribute to her “brilliant” props assistant Sue Davies.

Ms French said:“I think sometimes people look at the actors without appreciating all the work that goes on from the half dozen people behind the scenes that enable the actors to get on with their job.”

Death In High Heels is at Winslow Public Hall from Thursday to Saturday, May 9 to 11, at 8pm. Tickets from Jennie Wren’s Tea Rooms and on the door.