Discover Emma’s thrilling secret

A DARK and mysterious thriller with great playwrighting credentials is offered by members of the Warwick Phoenix Players who have maintained their standards despite not having a theatre to call their own for the past six years.

Next week the group offers The Edge Of Darkness, written by Brian Clemens, the man who created The Avengers and was responsible for casting Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

Brian went on to write for a number of well-known television series and was awarded the OBE in 2010.

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His play, The Edge Of Darkness, revolves around the story of Emma, played by Katie Hopkins, who turns up in a Dublin hospital after three missing years.

It seems Emma has no memory of the lost years - but then her behaviour once back in the bosom of her family becomes very strange indeed.

The play opens next Thursday (June 30) at the Unitarian Chapel Gardens in Warwick and runs until Saturday, starting at 7.45pm.

Ian Warwick, spokesman for the Players, said: “Even though we have not had a permanent home for six years and have a smaller number of members, we can say the standard of our performances is as high as it was over 30 years ago when we started out at the Woodloes School.

“We hope our supporters and some new faces will come along to see this play - we can certainly guarantee an exciting evening.”

Tickets for the play, which opens at 7.45pm, £6 or £5 concessions and can be obtained from Rascals in Coten End or Harlequins in Smith Street, Warwick, or by ringing Ian directly on 496746.