Main House New Old Friends

Crimes on Centre Court

Written and directed by Feargus Woods-Dunlop
  • 24 - 28 May
Crimes on Centre Court

Event Information

Evenings Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tue 24 — Sat 28 May


The latest comedy thriller from Bath’s own masters of the hilarious whodunnit, New Old Friends. Theatre Royal Bath favourites New Old Friends return with another dose of mirth, murder and mayhem, this time with a side of tennis. Lord Knows, the chair of The Whombledon International tennis tournament, has died and his son, Hugh, is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in Perry & Penny Pink, private investigators.

What transpires has all the hallmarks of the company’s particular brand of theatrical hilarity: a cast of four performers play countless characters with quick-fire changes and quicker wits.

Crimes on Centre Court, based on a story from New Old Friends’ award-winning podcast (#2 in iTunes fiction chart), is an ace of a show which you’re sure to (fifteen) love. This deucey summertime treat will rally the spirits and leave you wanting a second serve-ing of the volley of gags and visual delights. You won’t see it game set and matched anywhere else. The Bath based company have built a national reputation with their wildly inventive set-pieces, twisty plots and commitment to unadulterated entertainment.

“Celebrations of theatricality… worthy of The 39 Steps” The Times

“Crammed to the gills with knife-sharp visual gags and murderously bad puns” Financial Times

“As effervescent as a sip of Champagne”The i

“A non-stop bonanza of wit”British Theatre Guide

Reviews for previous New Old Friends productions

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May 2022

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £22.50

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

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A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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