The Murder Club takes as its subjects Ronald True, the small-time swindler who bludgeoned prostitute Olive Young to death with a rolling pin, and Richard Prince, the unsuccessful actor who killed stage star William Terriss in a fit of jealous rage. The play is engagingly narrated from beyond the grave by Young, who stops and starts the action as she pleases to reveal ugly truths about True and Prince, as well as as some enthralling and gruesome details of her own death.
cast are an able bunch, but Violet Ryder, who plays Young, is without
doubt the best thing about this show. Her heartrending speeches
lighten the rest of the piece, which although absorbing, too often
crosses the line into melodrama.