Double Double: South Shields theatre group stages mystery thriller

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.
Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.
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A South Tyneside theatre group is seeing double with its latest production.

The Westovian Theatre Society is staging thriller Double Double.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

The show, which stars Jessica Ingoe and Iain Reah, runs at the Westovian Theatre, in Pier Parade, South Shields, from Monday, September 14 to Saturday, September 19.

It follows Phillipa James, who picks up down-and-out Duncan McFee and takes him back to her husband’s luxury apartment.

She proposes a business arrangement on the back of the man’s uncanny resemblance to her late husband, who died just weeks before he was due to inherit a million pounds.

She tells Duncan she’ll share the money with him if he poses as her husband and convinces the family solicitor that he is still alive and well, but they encounter problems after she falls in love with him.

It’s a good one for mystery fans who fancy themselves as a bit of an amateur sleuth.

Carrie Wilson, director

Director Carrie Wilson, of South Shields, said: “It’s the kind of show that really keeps you guessing because you hear so many different versions of a story that you don’t know which one is the truth.

“Every time you think you’ve figured it out, it makes you question yet again what the truth is. It’s a good one for mystery fans who fancy themselves as a bit of an amateur sleuth.”

She added: “The show is a two-hander so it’s been quite intense during rehearsals but we have two experienced actors and they’re doing a great job.

“Ian is guesting with us, he usually performs in Cleadon, and Jessica is a long-standing member of the Westovians. She was in the juniors before transferring to the seniors.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

“It will be a good one for audiences because there are a few funny moments in there and lots of parts that will make them gasp and wonder what’s going on.

“We’ve had a lot of support from local businesses on this one and we’re really grateful.

“I hope everyone who comes along has fun trying to figure it out.”

Tickets for the 7.30pm shows cost from £6.50.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

Double Double, starring Jessica Ingoe as Phillipa James and Iain Reah as Duncan McFee, is coming to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields.

To book, go to the Visitor Information Centre in Haven Point, South Shields until September 12 and to the theatre box office during the show either in person or by calling 0191 456 0980.