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Crimes Under the Sun

Presented by New Old Friends




Showing at

The Main Theatre

Tuesday 24 April 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 (Members / benefit conc) / £7.50 (student)

A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they alone and is this the first crime this idyllic island has witnessed?

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - The 39 Steps, West End). The show features four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.

Inspired by Agatha Christie, Hitchcock and film noir, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.

"A mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy... echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies." –  **** The Stage (on Crimes Against Christmas)

Hugely entertaining… terrific fun” **** The Scotsman (on The Falcon’s Malteser)

Photography credit to Pamela Raith Photography


Reviews Hub **** "a masterclass in nimble, highly-tuned verbal interaction that delights in dual meanings and misunderstanding."

Theatre Bath **** "The gags, visual and verbal, come thick and fast, and this supremely talented quartet give a display of comic acting skill that it would be hard to see equalled anywhere. Delicious."

The Stage ***  "There is hilarity also in McClean`s devilish brat of a youngster, straight out of an episode of The Munsters, Westwell`s frenetic juggling with three ploddish policemen at the same time, and the helter-skelter swapping of characters for the familiar`all-will-be-revealed climax"

Rapscallion Magazine " so much comic content, superb timing and clear diction from a cast who seem to be enjoying the show as much as the audience it really is a crime not to see Crimes Under The Sun."

Miro Magazine Interview 

Theatre Weekly Interview with James Farrell 

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