Comedy stars to take part in Whodunnit spoof play

Thursday 30th May 2019, 12:20pm

Whodunnit [Unrehearsed].

A number of comedy stars are due to appear in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed], a new murder mystery spoof coming to London's Park Theatre.

Adam Hills, Jason Manford, Neil Morrissey, Sandi Toksvig, Clive Anderson, John Bishop, Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke, Maureen Lipman, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Catherine Tate, Tim Vine and Ruby Wax are amongst those due to take on the guest role of the inspector in the play.

They will each appear on one night, having attended no rehearsals, read no script, nor received any direction. All will have their lines fed to them live on stage via an earpiece as they attempt to "crack the case, avoid the furniture and stagger their way to justice."

The producers explain: "An isolated manor, a storm brewing and a stranger at the door. The clich├ęs flow as freely as the suspicious liquor in the library, but this murder mystery spoof has one hell of a twist.

"Every night, a different guest performer will step onstage to join the rehearsed ensemble of a scripted murder mystery play, having attended no rehearsals, read no script, nor received any direction. Armed only with a hidden earpiece to receive instructions, they will endeavour to solve the crime in real time."

The play, created by Jez Bond and Mark Cameron, will be narrated by the voices of Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and Miriam Margolyes.

All guest actors are donating their time to support this fundraising run, which aims to keep Park Theatre inclusive and accessible for all. The producers add: "After the show hear from our celebrity in a 'behind the scenes' conversation, when it's your turn to do the interrogation."

Artistic Director Jez Bond says: "We're very fortunate that the leading actors in our country understand the power and importance of smaller scale theatres and the challenges they face. Performing across the run are a mixture of those who've supported us since the building was a hard-hat site and those who've come to know us more recently. I am grateful to everyone who has donated their time to help raise vital funds by performing this show - and am thrilled they're so up for it!"

Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] will run at Park Theatre from 15th to 27th July. Details & Tickets

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