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Kander & Ebb’s 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS at last gets its West End premiere with a strictly limited month-long festive season at Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Jason Manford.
It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night. The entire cast and crew are suspects.
Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.
From the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, Tony Award-winning backstage murder mystery musical CURTAINS has had audiences on tour laughing and guessing right to the final curtain. It’s a hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore.
In this new production, comedian, actor and singer Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) stars as detective Frank Cioffi, along with a top-notch cast that also features Carley Stenson, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes, Andy Coxon, Leah West and Alan Burkitt.
Following the 3pm matinee of CURTAINS on Sunday 15 December 2019 at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre, I’ll be joined by the stars of the show for this unmissable post-show talk. Any questions? Join us!
In the latest of a monthly series of Mischief Theatre post-show talks in the West End, I’ll return to the Vaudeville Theatre, where, following Groan Ups, the company’s year-long season of new work continues with a brand-new ‘goes wrong’ comedy.
Created with magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion in Magic Goes Wrong. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target!
The Magic Goes Wrong cast features original Mischief Theatre’s Bryony Corrigan (as Spitzmaus), Roxy Faridany (Eugenia), Dave Hearn (The Blade), Henry Lewis (Mind Mangler), Henry Shields (Sophisticato), Jonathan Sayer (Mickey) and Nancy Zamit (Bear). The cast is completed by Natasha Culley, Laurence Pears, Sydney K Smith and Liv Spencer.
The new comedy is written by Mischief’s Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields with Penn & Teller, directed by Adam Meggido, with set design by Will Bowen, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by David Howe and sound by Paul Groothuis, music by Steve Brown, movement by Ali James, video and projection by Duncan McLean, with Ben Hart as magic consultant and Hannay Sharkey as associate director.