It’s Christmas at London’s Theatre Royale and journalist Daphne King is determined to solve an extraordinary mystery… December 1935. Director Chester Harrison’s production of A Christmas Carol has had a troubled run on its tour of regional theatres.
With tensions amongst the cast running high, the company reach their final stop – London’s Theatre Royale. Catastrophe, however, strikes on opening night: Scrooge dies on stage, the result (it is presumed) of a heart attack. But the show must go on.
Until, that is, a leading theatre critic – and old rival of Chester’s – is killed backstage. Are those associated with the production being picked off one by one? Journalist Daphne King takes up the case…
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