Charles Paris is on his way up again, career-wise. No longer ‘resting’ or playing a corpse in a cupboard, he finds himself doubling almost every role in a provincial production of the play dreaded by superstitious theatrefolk: Macbeth. The three principals could hardly be more assorted: Macbeth is played by TV gameshow personality George Birkitt; Lady Macbeth comes straight from Stratford, an intense young woman with Method in her madness; and Duncan is that notorious ham, Warnock Belvedere, who feels that he’s in the great tradition of actor-managers.
With such a cast, sparks are bound to fly, and it’s not long before Charles Paris finds himself in the familiar role of private eye when death strikes in the night...
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Brilliantly written and read by Simon Brett
Weak leading character.
An amusing tale with a very authentic theatre background.
The very beginning.
Yes, the auther's style is easy to listen to.
Charles Paris' addiction and its consequences are disappointing"
- Geoffrey Cox