Death of the Reader

Death of the Reader

Join Flex and Herds as they take you on a Murder Mystery World Tour in Death of the Reader. From classic British puzzles in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction to the weirdest of foreign detective fiction, explore everything in the grizzly world of the 'locked room'. Each week we'll feature academics, authors and more as we trace the influences of the genre around the world.... Show More
March 9, 2020 30 min
We discuss chapters 1-5 of Opening Night, or Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh. As the Vulcan Theatre prepares to open for its' first production in a long time, The Revisit, Martyn Tarne is faced with a theatre that seems to have a sinister life of its' own. As the backstage politics of the cast starts to cause turmoil, can the production go ahead, and can Herds even find a mystery to solve? We also speak with friend of the show and independent playwright and producer Andrew Fallon to talk more about how the living theatre affects the works performed inside.
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