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Crimes in Egypt

by New Old Friends

comedy, theatre

Hilarious Christie-inspired romp along the Nile

about the production

Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time? A versatile cast of just four, brings to life lascivious lawyers, crocked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femme fatales, plodding paramours, friendly first mates and attractive Americans, in this hilarious romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director – The 39 Steps, West End).

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: 7 metres

Ideally a pre-rig. 4-8 hour get in (dependent on pre-rig). Multiple versions of the lighting plot to allow for flexibility.

Traditional theatre goers, Agatha Christie/cosy crime fans/bookers, P.G. Wodehouse/Jeeves & Wooster fans/bookers, 39 Steps fans/bookers, Mischief Theatre fans/bookers.

"Celebrations of theatricality worthy of The 39 Steps"

The Times

"Criminally hard to beat"

British Theatre Guide

"A proper Good Night Out, cannily conceived and impeccably made"

Exeunt Magazine

Very happy to share to the costs of BSL interpretation, audio description has been found not to be overly effective due to the speed of the action and rapid-fire nature of the dialogue.

Open to creative discussions on this topic, but all would be bespoke offerings. With the exception of post-show talks which we're happy to offer free of charge if they are no-longer than 20 minutes and hosted/facilitated by a member of venue staff.

Two deal options:
£1,500 guaranteed against 70/30 split
Straight 80/20 split
All deals include 4% royalty OTT
Company is VAT registered

All reasonable Covid-mitigation will be adhered to. The company has undertaken the UK Theatre Managing Covid-19 Safely course, but at present hasn't re-worked this particular show. We will monitor the situation, but hope by this point social distancing and mitigation (particularly on stage) will be significantly reduced.