After Black is the Color of My Voice, I’m back at The Vaults this month for another summer hit care of producer James Seabright: New Old Friends’ acclaimed adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s The Falcon’s Malteser is one for all the family.
The Falcon’s Malteser introduces the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency. Tim is the world’s worst private investigator, so can the help of his clever younger brother Nick be enough to crack their toughest case yet? A solitary box of Maltesers is delivered by a miniature Mexican, but what’s so special about these chocolates that half of London’s criminal underworld are willing to kill for them?
In New Old Friends’ signature style: expect slapstick, comedy songs, a cast for four playing dozens of characters and a fully-realised car chase on stage, fun for all the family over the summer holidays. At hit on tour and in Edinburgh, The Falcon’s Malteser was named one of the Guardian‘s Best Family Shows.
The 1986 young adult novel by Anthony Horowitz, also the best-selling author of the Alex Rider teen spy series, is adapted by Feargus Woods Dunlop, directed by Lee Lyford with Heather Westwell and designed by Carl Davies. Sian Eleanor Green, Matt Jopling, Fergus Leathem and Samantha Sutherland star.
Performance runs 80 minutes. Suitable for 8+.