Actor John Lyons as Father Brown against a  blue background and reflected in a mirror.

Father Brown – The Murderer in the Mirror

Presented by Rumpus Theatre Company

Written by John Goodrum based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Tue 27 July 2021 to Thu 29 July 2021

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Eves 7.30pm, Wed mat 2pm.

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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 by the leading actor 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” ( “The brilliant John Lyons” (“ 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” ( “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” (

impressive … John Lyons has a commanding presence on the stage … how great that theatre is back once more!” (Basingstoke Gazette)

Running time: 105min incl interval

Father Brown 1 Father Brown 2

4 (2) Father Brown 3

 John Lyons THE ELEVENTH HOUR  John Goodrum  Karen Henson

David Gilbrook Chris Brookes Lara Lemon FATHER BROWN The Murderer In The Mirror Rumpus 2020



Ticket Information

Concession £21.50
Child £19.50
Groups 10+ £20.50
Schools 10+ £18.50
Friends save 20%

Refreshment Packages

Hot drink + muffin £2.50
Any tea or coffee and muffin (assorted flavours available)

Soft drink + sweets or Magnum £4.35
Bottle of Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange or 7up Free. Plus Magnum ice cream or a sharing pouch of sweets.

Soft drink + sweets + Magnum & £6.35
Bottle of Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange or 7up Free. Plus Magnum ice cream and a sharing pouch of sweets.

Alcoholic drink + Pringles £4.95
500ml bottle of Carlsberg, Lager, Somersby Cider or Tribute Ale, or 187ml house wine. Plus small tube of Pringles.

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*We will try our best to have everything in stock, but the choices listed within each package may be subject to availability on the day.

Important information about this event

This event was originally due to take place at an earlier date, but it was rescheduled due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as follows:

Mon 22 – Wed 24 Mar 2020 rescheduled to Tue 27 - Thu 29 Jul 2021

Customers who purchased tickets for the original date(s) are advised to read our information page.

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.50 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.