Telly Star – Celebrity cast member and ex-TV personality
Once a successful and debonair TV star, Telly is now beginning to show his age. However, he is still immaculately groomed and even in the enforced tropical shirt demanded by the show’s producer he manages to look distinguished, with shirt and chinos smartly pressed.
Hasbine Star – Celebrity cast member and ex-Bollywood star
Telly’s Indian wife, Hasbine, is a Bollywood star in her own right. Unfortunately she is growing old rather less gracefully than him, and has had no successful roles in recent years.
Hope Less – Celebrity cast member and pop singer
Young, blonde, curvaceous and attractive, Hope has a very clear image with the press and her dress this evening reflects this – sensual but pretty rather than vulgar. She is seen as innocent and naïve, but not very bright.
Victor Reus – Celebrity cast member and up-and-coming politician
Victor is Hope’s new partner. An ex-army officer and a successful politician, Victor is young, clean cut and ambitious. Alone among the guests, Victor has refused to wear any tropical clothing and, despite the heat, he is dressed smartly in a suit and tie.
Bea Lister – Celebrity cast member and unsuccessful actress
Another ageing actress, and only ever known for very minor roles, Bea is jealous of and vindictive towards anyone who seems more successful than herself, especially in the world of showbiz.
Snapper Picks – Celebrity cast member and photographer (male or female)
Snapper is bit of a luvvie who wears extravagant tropical print clothes and speaks and gestures in a lavish and extravagant way. He/she enjoys being the centre of attention and considers him/herself as an artist with the camera.
Rich Returns – Producer of the show and Hope’s manager/agent
Rich is a loud, brash and boastful self-made man. He is dressed in a loud tropical shirt, cargo pants and sandals. As the evening progresses he becomes increasingly drunk.
D.C.I. Nohope – Inspector sent to solve the crime (the role can be played by Snapper)
D.C.I. Nohope is an untidy and blunt but deceptively astute British officer. He/she was sent out to head up Saint-Maurice’s police force a year ago, following an incident when he/she upset a senior officer.