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By Patrick Hamilton

Wednesday 10 April 2019

After three very successful visits to the Mill at Sonning for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles and two Agatha Christie thrillers, Spiders Web & The Unexpected Guest,  you have another chance to dine and re-visit this beautiful mill at Sonning with Solent Events in the Spring. 


The Mill at Sonning is excited to present one of the greatest thrillers of all time written  by Patrick Hamilton – who is right up there with Hitchcock & Christie as one of the masters of the psychological thriller. Adapted for the screen the part of Bella was played by Ingrid Bergman. It has become a classic movie and enjoyed by all generations.

The intimate atmosphere of The Mill’s auditorium will have you on the edge of your seat as the creepily atmospheric tension of the play builds and you will – believe me – be horribly frightened and  entertained all at the same time.

Bella Manningham is convinced that she’s losing her mind just as her mother did before her. And, like her Mother,  she is terrified that she will end up in an asylum.  She is haunted by the memory of an aunt violently murdered and sees ghostly apparitions; she hears floorboards creaking overhead; familiar objects disappear and then inexplicably reappear. While her handsome, domineering husband – Jack – is out in the evening the gaslight eerily dims and flickers.

 Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of Rough, a retired detective  leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.

The mill was empty until 1977. It was then that Tim and Eileen Richards, who had a great love of theatre, found the derelict building and decided to convert it into The Sonning Mill as it is today. The transformation took four years to complete, with the Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre opening on 22 July 1982. Definitely worth a visit – we LOVE it!

So why not join us for a hassle-free evening of relaxation – dinner, murder, mystery & thrills are also included!

But be quick – they always sell out fast. In fact, they may have sold out by the time you read this!! 


EARLYBIRD £85.95pp
before 24 November 2018

Luxury Coach Travel

Only FOUR local pick-ups
Gosport, Lee on the Solent
Stubbington & Fareham
(Coach Leaves from Botley Road,

Preferred seating on coach

Pre-theatre 2-course
hot buffet dinner
with coffee/tea

Evening performance

BEST theatre seats –
front 4 tiered rows!

Tickets and Itinerary

Complimentary wine & nibbles

Solent Events Hostess/Manager



View the Itinerary

Provisional Itinerary: NB. Times MAY change slightly

1415       Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot
1500       Coach leaves Stokes Bay–main car park bus stop
1510       Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – seafront shops
1520       Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
1530       Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1715       Drop off at theatre
Time for a stroll along the tow-path or relax in the Watermill Bar/outside patio
with a pre-dinner drink or cup of coffee
1815       Pre-Theatre hot buffet in the Restaurant
2000       Take your BEST seats in the theatre
2015       GASLIGHT begins
Finishes approx 2215 with interval TBC
Meet coach outside theatre
TBC       Coach leaves
Complimentary wine & nibbles served
2330  Arrive in home area

As it is almost mid-summers day, the evening will be light until around 9.30pm!
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.

Don't Be Shy

If we don’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

We so enjoyed ourselves on Tuesday Lin, and it was a “mystery” right up until 3pm – well done. I’m so glad I found Solent Events. It’s so much more fun going with other like-minded people & takes the responsibility out of driving.

Maureen Colyer

Mystery Tour

Dear Lin, Thank you for sending the photographs from ‘Collabro’ at the BIC. We had a lovely first outing with Solent Events. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

Linda Hunt

Hi Lin, Just a quick thank you from us both for arranging such a brilliant day yesterday. We had such a lovely time and the hi-light for us was the steam train trip! Looking forward to the next Mystery Tour

Sue & Bert Barnes

Mystery Tour

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