Arson at the Athenaeum

As part of this year’s Mid-Winter Festival the Maldon library hosted Arson at the Athenaeum, an interactive play reading. Thirteen good souls donned various characters and costumes to take on local personas from the 1930s. Detective sleuth Miss Eagle, performed by the play’s author Helen Gramberg, conducted the investigation into the mysterious fire that burnt down the original library and billiards room in 1932. Great fun was had, unearthing hidden clues and secrets and, all helped along with sherry and a scrumptious afternoon tea. The play has a second performance on July 8th and is sure to become a regular Mid-Winter Festival event.

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