Based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton
Mild-mannered priest Father Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time... if you count always being around when a murder is committed as being in the right place!
When a famous actor is found dead just before the opening of his latest West End production, Father Brown - invited to watch the dress rehearsal - sees at once in the shattered dressing room mirror that all is not as it seems. And if all the possible suspects were on stage at the time, watched by Father Brown, who could possibly be the murderer!
John Lyons (hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan, David Jason’s sidekick in “A Touch of Frost”) joins us once again to play Father Brown. John’s other TV appearances include “Upstairs Downstairs”, “The Onedin Line”, “On the Buses”, “George and Mildred” and “The Sweeney”.
Father Brown - The Murderer in the Mirror - with its colourful array of possible candidates for the hangman's noose, and more twists and turns than Agatha Christie - is a more than worthy successor to Rumpus' previous Father Brown whodunit.
Father Brown - The Curse of the Invisible Thief was “gripping and compelling” (theatresoutheast.com).
“The brilliant John Lyons” (behindthearras.com)“ was "a delight to watch” (NETheatreguide).
It had “a bumper audience [and] all the ingredients of a classic murder-mystery - a dead body, several suspects and clues along the way for the audience to work out whodunit … brilliant” (Derbyshire Times).
It was "all dramatic music and lighting, screams and bodies” (blogpreston.co.uk).
“Enjoyable and enthralling … go and see it if you like a bit of Downton Abbey with your Columbo” (artsmelange). "An engaging romp of a mystery” (remotegoat.co.uk).