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Murder For Two returns to The Other Palace following UK Tour

Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur in Murder For Two. Photo Scott Rylander.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING its sell-out European Premiere at The Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace in 2017, Murder For Two returns this Autumn.

A UK Tour will launch at Cardiff New Theatre on Monday, October 22, followed by a five-week return engagement at The Other Palace from Monday, December 10, 2018 to Sunday, January 13, 2019.

When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood cop who dreams of climbing the ranks. With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime before the real detective arrives…

Described as an hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a madcap murder mystery with a twist. Two actors play thirteen characters – and the piano – in this acclaimed new musical, a loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays and an hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.

Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat will both reprise their performances as Officer Marcus Moscowicz and The Suspects respectively. Ed MacArthur’s recent credits include The Borrowers (Watermill Theatre) and Arcadia (UK Tour). Jeremy Legat was recently seen in Crazy For You (Watermill Theatre) with other credits including Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Murder For Two has book and music by Joe Kinosian, with book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. It was recently a huge hit Off-Broadway, playing at Second Stage Theatre in 2013 before transferring to New World Stages, where the run was extended several times.

Murder For Two is directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre) with musical direction and sound design by Tom Attwood (Peter and the Starcatcher, Theatre Royal Northampton) and design by Gabriella Slade (The Importance Of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre).

Following the Cardiff New Theatre dates (October 22-27), Murder For Two will tour to Theatre Royal Windsor (November 1-3), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (November 8-10) and Nottingham Theatre Royal (November 26-28).

Image: Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur in Murder For Two. Photo by Scott Rylander.

Tickets (for The Other Palace): From £24. To book, call the box office on 0844 264 2121 or visit www.theotherpalace.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm, Sunday at 4pm.

Also at The Other Palace: British musical Eugenius! (until October 7) and Liza Pulman Sings Streisand (October 15, October 28 and November 11, 2018).