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Crimes Under the Sun

by New Old Friends

theatre, comedy

Fun in the sun with this Christie-inspired comedy thriller which delighted mid-scale audiences on its first national tour in Spring 2018.

about the production

An hilarious comedy thriller, directed by James Farrell (39 Steps West End, RSC), now taking bookings for Autumn 2019. Inspired by Agatha Christie, Noël Coward, and classic murder mystery thrillers, played in the company’s trademark style of inventive staging, witty wordplay with four actors taking on multiple outrageous characters. A femme-fatale is felled on an island hotel - can Belgian detective, Artemis Arinae, deduce which of the suspicious guests is the killer before the bodies pile up? The production played to a remarkable 74% average attendance across 64 performances during its Spring 2018 tour.

about the artist

New Old Friends are a multi award-winning company who create theatre with a desire to entertain the largest audience possible. During the pandemic they channelled their creativity into audio drama, creating the Comedy Whodunnits For Your Ears series, which amassed over 40k downloads, was featured on Radio 4's Front Row and won an award.

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stage dimensions

width: 7 metres

height: 4 metres

depth: 6 metres

Run Time: 105 mins (Act 1: 65 mins, Act 2: 40 mins)
Interval: Yes
Minimum Playing Space: 7m x 7m
Cast Size: 4

Flexible Lighting Plan
Smoke Machine (optional)
4 Floor Circuits required
1 Microphone (requiring phantom power)

The show was built at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov (118 seats), but has scaled up to play 500+ seat venues comfortably.

We have found our audience to be a mix of traditional theatre goers, Christie fans, murder mystery fans and then a sprinkle of fans of work like Mischief Theatre, Spymonkey and The 39 Steps etc.

A common piece of feedback from venues on the first tour was how refreshing it was to see a new audience mixing with the established one at the shows.

“Side-splittingly funny watch”

What’s Good to Do

“Murder most fun”

British Theatre Guide

“Velocity and immaculate timing”

Reviews Hub

We have performed with BSL interpretation and Audio Description, but this is not standard and would need to be in arrangement with host venues.

We are not offering any wraparound activity at this time.

Deal Option 1: £1,000 guarantee (per show) against 70/30 split
Deal Option 2: 80/20 split
4% Royalty off the top applicable to either deal.

VAT Registered.