Northallerton Players new production

Drama group, the Allerton Players based in Northallerton, is hosting something a little bit different as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations.

Over recent years the Players has produced a number of plays by David Tristram, including the hilarious Inspector Drake spoof murder mysteries. Now the Players will be showing his new film, ‘Inspector Drake 2: The Seagull’ at the Hambleton Forum, in Northallerton, on Friday, November 9, and the author will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions.

The Seagull sees the hapless detective tracking down a ruthless serial killer who commits a hat-trick of murders in a hat shop.

But things are never straightforward in Drake’s surreal world. The only eye-witness has no eyes, and the shop owner is convinced that the killer was a six-foot seagull.  

Could she be right?  

Paul Staines, chairman of the Players, said: “We are very excited that David Tristram will be helping us celebrate our 70th birthday.

“He is one of our favourite playwrights and his Inspector Drake comedies are a definite hit with our audiences.”

Tickets are £6 and can be obtained by ringing 01609 778649, emailing or on the door.