Love watching ‘Downton Abbey’? Love playing Clue? Fundraiser evening is aimed at you!

Seated Front row (l-r) : Nik Skidders as: Lady RoseLynn/Mrs. Lates; Stephane Bruneau as : Lord Richard ; Laurie McRae-Bingley -proprietor and writer , also as : Lady Viola / Lady Marla.
Standing in back row (l-r): Alex Merizzi as Inspector Klumzo (of the local constabulary); Brett Desrosiers-Director and as : Lady Ethel/Mrs. GetMore; Marvin Massia as: Mr. Berry Handsome / Mr. Will Barrell (butler) and Mathieu Tondreau as : Sound and Lights Tech

Join the WDMH Foundation for a 1920s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on February 12, 2022

WINCHESTER — Laurie McRae-Bingley spends her days as a kindergarten teacher and her nights as an actor, writer, and director. And she sees a lot of parallels. “Both take a lot of energy!”, she laughs.

Now, Laurie and her Murder on the Funny Side Productions theatre troupe are bringing their talents – and lots of fun – to the WDMH Foundation’s 1920s Murder Mystery Night. It will be held on February 12th, 2022, at Matilda Community Hall in Dixon’s Corners.

Laurie’s original play is entitled Clues Lead to Murder at the Down Town Abbey (© 2016) and it is sure to entertain all of the guests, even those pulled into the show. “I want everyone to have a good time and be comfortable,” says Laurie. “We have a few surprises planned for those who choose to get involved. For everyone else, the clues will guide you!”

The theatre troupe includes 6 local actors playing 10 characters. They are supported by a lighting crew and a runner who keep everything on track. “We are all excited to finally bring this show back to life again for the first time in two years,” sums up Laurie. “It’s a fundraiser near and dear to our hearts because many of us, and our family members, have been cared for at the Winchester Hospital.” In fact, Laurie’s granddaughter was born at WDMH, with a second one due in May!

The event has an upscale 1920s theme. Starting with a cocktail hour, the main meal will be a delicious plated dinner which includes stuffed chicken and ham roast, by Traiteur La Bonne Bouffe Catering.

There will be an online auction the week leading up to the event. During the event, there will be a live auction – with local auctioneer Brandon Scheepers, raffles and games, and a free photo booth. Fabulous music will be provided by Ice – No Slice. Proceeds will support the WDMH Foundation’s Family Care Fund – supporting families just like yours.

Tickets are $100 each. Purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/1920s-murder-mystery-tickets-199281876457 or contact Justine Plummer at 613-774-2422 ext. 6172 or jplummer@wdmh.on.ca.

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