MALVERN Theatre Players celebrate their 40th anniversary with murder, mystery and laughter when their next production opens at The Coach House.

Written by Simon Brett, well known for his series of detective novels set in the world of theatre, Murder in Play is a puzzling whodunnit with plenty of laughs.

Employing a play within a play, the hilarious text ruthlessly satirises the politics of an inept theatre company and the numerous red herrings will keep you guessing until the final moments.

Directed by Jan Greig, Murder in Play will be performed at the Coach House Theatre Grange Road, Malvern, from Monday to Friday, September 11 to 15, at 7.30pm, and on Saturday, September 16, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.