‘Death Drop’ murder mystery reopens at Garrick Theatre from May
Casting for the play’s reopening is to be announced.
Death Drop will reopen at the Garrick Theatre in May, it has been announced. The “Dragatha Christie” murder mystery will return to the West End from 19 May, three days after socially distanced theatre can open as laid out in the Coronavirus roadmap.
Set in the early 1990s, Death Drop sees a group of drag queens congregate for a dinner party. As the guests reveal their pasts, the surviving guests have to decipher the murderer in their midsts.
A new cast for Death Drop is to be announced. The previous cast included Courtney Act and Monét X Change, who have both competed in RuPaul’s Drag Race in the United States.
Death Drop first opened in December 2020, but performances were suspended two weeks into its run. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Ava Wong Davies said: “the self-described “Dragatha Christie Murder Mystery” is a glitzy [affair]... the plot is playful and can be delightfully silly at times”.
The production is at one of six Nimax Theatres in London, which are all opening from May 2021. Nimax Theatres' chief executive Nica Burns said in an interview with BBC Radio 2 that she will open all six theatres at 50% capacity, with shows including Six and Everybody's Talking About Jamie posting May opening dates.
Photo credit: Original London cast of Death Drop (Photo by Matt Crockett)