"If we don't get this wrapped up soon, we'll have another dead body on our hands..."
A 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, Murder For Two is a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.
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.
Murder For Two was recently a huge hit Off-Broadway. The production will have its British stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre prior to a run at The Other Palace Studio, London.
It will be directed by Luke Sheppard, director of the Olivier award winning musical In The Heights and The Watermill’s hugely successful 2015 production of Oliver!
Act One: 55 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Act Two: 35 mins
There will be smoke, haze and loud noises during the performance.
Familiarise yourself with some of the songs before your visit. Listen to the original cast recordings from the American production of Murder For Two.
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Musical direction and co-sound design by Tom Attwood
Designed by Gabriella Slade
Lighting design by Chris Withers
Co-sound design by Michael Livermore
Theatre includes: Crazy For You (Watermill Theatre); Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse); Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); A Third (Finborough Theatre); Thérèse Raquin (Park Theatre and Finborough Theatre); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Dido, Queen of Carthage (Kensington Palace); Curtains (Landor Theatre). Film includes: The House On Arch Lane (Markenfilm); Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (BBC). TV includes: Canoe Man; Hustle (BBC); Mike Bassett: Manager (ITV).
Officer Marcus Moscowicz
Ed recently appeared as Stephen in 'Swansong' at the Arcola Theatre in October for DugOut Theatre Company, their critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show. "Praise Must go to Ed MacArthur who channels most of the comedy through his character Stephen; his bright stupidity and delayed responses create lots of laughter" **** The Peg, ****Fest, ****The List, ****Broadway Baby, ****Three Weeks, ****Whatsonstage, ****EdFringeReview, ****WestEndFrame
‘Impossible to resist’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage
‘A delicious start to The Watermill's 50th anniversary year’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage
'The welcoming sanctuary space of the Watermill Theatre, beginning its 50th anniversary year in high style' ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Frenetic and hilarious’ The Stage
‘A smart idea and particularly appropriate for the lovely Watermill’ The Guardian
‘Vibrant energy and zany humour from opening to close’ ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
‘A delight for audiences young and old’ ★★★★ Reviews Hub
‘A truly enjoyable show’ ★★★★ GetReading