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Murder For Two heads to The Other Palace Studio
The off-Broadway hit heads to London.
Following the reopening of The Other Palace main space, the Studio space will reopen with a new production of the off-Broadway hit musical Murder For Two which runs from 2 March to 18 March 2017, with an official opening on 6 March. Described as "Agatha Christie meets the Marx Brothers over a game of Cluedo" this madcap musical comedy whodunit is a fast-moving 90-minute musical parody featuring book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair.
Directed by Luke Sheppard it features musical direction by Tom Attwood and design by Gabriella Slade.
Having premiered in the UK at The Watermill Theatre the production stars Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur who play 13 characters between them, including an elderly lady, a prima ballerina, a bickering old couple and three nine-year old boys.
"A loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays, Murder For Two is a blend of music, mayhem and murder. The talented double act sing, play and shoot their way through top-tapping numbers and rib-tickling scenarios. When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood cop who dreams of climbing the ranks. With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime before the real detective arrives."
Murder For Two was developed at The Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. It had its world premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in May 2011, transferring to the off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre in July 2013 and later New World Stages where it ran for eight months.
Tickets for the new production are now on sale.