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A Watermill Theatre production in association with Paul Taylor-Mills


Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair

'A killer show... hilarious and brilliantly performed' ★★★★ The Stage

'Sparkling show' ★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls

‘Slick action and vibrant, extraordinarily complex piano-playing’ Newbury Weekly News

‘A better way of avoiding the winter blues for a couple of hours is hard to imagine’ Oxford Times ★★★★★

'Perfectly formed and skilfully performed entertainment.’ The Stage ★★★★

Wed 30 Jan 2019 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

‘If we don’t get this wrapped up soon, we’ll have another dead body on our hands...’

Back by popular demand following huge success in 2017, the madcap murder mystery returns to The Watermill Theatre for a limited run.

A high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a mystery with a twist. In this loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays, two actors play thirteen characters... and the piano.

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.

A hysterical blend of music, murder and mayhem, Murder For Two thrilled audiences in 2017 during its UK premiere at The Watermill, before transferring to London.


Running Times 
Act I: 1 hour
Interval: 20 minutes
Act II: 40 minutes 

Praise for Murder For Two, 2017:
‘Flawlessly slick… impossible to resist’

‘Dial v for virtuosity’
The Telegraph 
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Musical direction and co-sound design by Tom Attwood
Designed by Gabriella Slade
Lighting designed by Chris Withers
Co-sound design by Michael Livermore

Jeremy Legat

The Suspects

Training: RADA.

Theatre: Spider’s Web (Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton), The Last Party (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto); Crazy For You (Watermill Theatre); Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse); A Third (Finborough Theatre); Thérèse Raquin (Finborough Theatre/Park Theatre); Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre); Curtains (Landor Theatre – Offie Award nomination for Best Actor); The Canterbury Tales and Hamlet (on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2); Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Dido, Queen of Carthage (Chapel of St Barnabus, Soho/Kensington Palace – Ian Charleson Award nomination); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Beautiful Thing (Leicester Haymarket); Spring Awakening (Young Vic); Easter Parade workshop (ATG); The Snow Queen (Brewhouse Theatre); Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? (Soho Theatre/ Warwick Arts Theatre); Gompers (Arcola Theatre); Oliver! (London Palladium); Peter Pan (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre).

Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); The Umbrella Academy (Netflix); Canoe Man, Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, Hustle, Surviving Disaster, Hope and Glory (all BBC); Mike Bassett: Manager (ITV); Endgame (Evolution Films); The House on Arch Lane (Markenfilm).

Jeremy composed the theme music to the TV mini-series Wimpole Street for Bolingbroke Productions. He can also be heard on the original London Cast recording of Thérèse Raquin

Ed MacArthur

Officer Marcus Moscowitz

Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Theatre

Credits: The Borrowers (Watermill Theatre); The Ritual of Thwarted Desire (Southwark Playhouse); Camelot: The Shining City (Crucible Theatre); Arcadia (English Touring Theatre & Brighton Theatre Royal); The Life of Stuart: Backwards (HighTide Festival); London Road (Bristol Old Vic Studio); The Merry Wives of Windsor (BOVTS); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (BOVTS); Converging Paths: Keep (Slung Low); The Ground Remembers (Slung Low)

Television: Grey Dogs (Sky).

As Writer/Performer/Composer: Stack (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, DugOut Theatre); Swansong (Arcola Theatre/UK Tour, Dugout Theatre); Inheritance Blues, (Soho Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse/HighTide Festival/ ISDF); Fade (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, DugOut Theatre); HMS Ship (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, DugOut Theatre); Leeds Tealights (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Ed is an Associate Artist of DugOut Theatre and won the Julian Slade Award at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 

Watch the trailer!