LEETON'S Leonie Napier never imagined her curiosity about a particular famous novelist would lead her to writing her own script.
That very script will be the focal point of the Bloodshed at the Banquet event as part of the upcoming Australian Art Deco Festival.
The mysterious evening will feature Mrs Napier's script in the form of a play featuring local residents and it will be performed throughout the evening.
A delicious meal will also be served with other live entertainment to be part of the night.
Mrs Napier's script started to come to life when she was researching world famous author Agatha Christie and her visit to Australia and brief stay in Leeton during the Empire Tour in 1922.
Her own mysterious piece of writing will have banquet-goers' minds ticking over all evening, while also enjoying a slight chuckle or two.
There's also some serious messages hidden within that Mrs Napier has put into place and, with the event being held at the Yanco Agricultural Institute, an agricultural flavour as well.
"I've added a lot of little personal and unique touches in there," she said.
"There's some real characters in there and some made up ones.
"The idea is to make it a bit of an immersive experience. It won't be interactive as such. It is melodramatic, but I really would love people that are there on the night to be reacting out loud to the play."
Bloodshed at the Banquet is one of several events that has already sold out as part of the festival.
"It's been really amazing to see what I have written come to life and I can't thank the cast enough ... they have been amazing throughout the whole process," Mrs Napier said.
What is certain is a night of mystery, intrigue and laughs awaits for those who have scooped up their tickets for the July 3 event.
Information and tickets for other events making up the festival can be found at https://leetonartdecofestival.com.au.
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