Murder most foul at Mermaid

ARRCC Mystery
ARRCC Mystery

RYE’S historic Mermaid Inn was the scene for a Murder Mystery evening to raise funds for local charity ARRCC.

The script was written by BAFTA award winner Roy Apps who runs workshops for members from ARRCC and ARRCC Elders wrote the script.

The Queens Head supported the event with Jonathan Breeds, Ian Potter and Mike Boyd playing three of the main characters: a suave ‘Julian Cashin’, a suspicious ‘Inspector le Strand’ and vague village bobby ‘Sergeant Dim Church’.

Sixty guests in their colourful flapper costumes enjoyed pre dinner cocktails whilst Patrick Cox-Smith, another ARRCC volunteer, entertained them with Charleston music on the piano.

A magnificent Christmas Cake made by Jo Pickard a volunteer at ARRCC was raffled in a silent auction and raised £257. Irna Mortlock, from ARRCC, said: “The event was a great success.”