The ingredients for a perfect whodunnit come together in Kenilworth

Lisa Clifford as Aileen Wheeler, Dawn Morris as Zelda Gregory and Stuart Lawson as Frank Bevan in Death in High Heels

Lisa Clifford as Aileen Wheeler, Dawn Morris as Zelda Gregory and Stuart Lawson as Frank Bevan in Death in High Heels

Intrigue, haute couture and death by oxalic acid are on the menu when an ingenious whodunnit comes to Kenilworth this month.

Richard Harris’s whodunnit Death in High Heels takes to the stage at the Priory Theatre from Wednesday March 29 to Saturday April 8.

The show tells the story of a big day at Christophe et Cie, a small couture house, where Mr Bevan is due announce which of his staff he is sending to France to be general manager of a new branch.

But events take a dramatic turn when one of the contenders collapses and dies, poisoned by the oxalic acid crystals that another employee has been using to clean her hat.

Inspector Charlesworth and Sergeant Wyler have a murder inquiry on their hands. Behind the glamour and gossip of a 1930s fashion house, secrets and lies are rife and more than one person may have harboured resentment towards the victim.

Director Mike Brooks said: “This play has been an absolute joy to direct, with plenty of twists, turns and red herrings to keep the audience on their toes.”

Tickets can be bought online via the Priory Theatre website www.priorytheatre.co.uk or by calling on 0333 666 3366.