I met up with the cast of Shot in the Dark for a fun little photoshoot at Sidney Sussex College.
Blimey! It’s 1958 and the Cold War is in full swing, Britain’s ladies are neatly tucked away in the kitchen, and Her Majesty’s finest assassins have gathered to celebrate topping off their prime target. There’s just a small spot of bother: she’s not actually dead.
“I may not have killed her,” says Kenneth, “but I got jolly close.” Et voila! You are served a scrumptious platter of messed-up murders, accompanied by oodles of intrigue and lashings of lols.
All based on genuinely fictional events; it’s going to be absolutely capital.
Text from Camdram.
‘Irene, I knew from the moment I saw your face in my target information file that you are the one for me…’
“Hello Boyd, Charming to see you again.”
‘Everyone bursts into applause. Standing ovation. Two beautiful girls hang on each arm. Jump into the sports car and… return home to my dear loving fiancé.’
Do you hope that if you send away most beautiful woman in Russia we will all climb in closets with you?’
‘Commander, you do not seem self today. Look at you, with little glum face. You usually love sentencing relatives to death.’
‘Assassinations are like sex; if you finish too quickly, no one enjoys it.’
“I don’t know. I’m feeling something a little more fun and fruity-.”
“I mean look at it. It’s so morbid, and yet quite mesmerising.’
Boyd – Luke Baines
Kenneth – Adam Reeves
Ethel – Evie Butcher
Irene – Kathryn Cussons
Bunty – Juliette Hampton
Penny – Jamie Williams
Comrade Fukqov – Matt Gurtler
Commander Peski – Hassan Hussain
Saxophone – Rowan Hawitt
Writer – Ella Godfrey, Simon West
Director – Ella Godfrey
Producer – Alasdair Glen
Technician – Alasdair Glen
Publicity Designer – Ruby Douglass
Composer – Isla Gow
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
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