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Main House New Old Friends presents

Crimes on the Nile

by Feargus Woods Dunlop, directed by James Farrell
  • 19 - 20 May
Crimes on the Nile

Event Information

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Performed from Sun 19 — Mon 20 May

Following its sell-out world premiere run at the Ustinov Studio in the New Year, Bath’s very own multi-award-winning New Old Friends brings its hilariously inventive comedy thriller to the Main House stage for the first time.

Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?

A versatile cast of just four, brings to life lascivious lawyers, crocked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femme fatales, plodding paramours, friendly first mates and attractive Americans, in this romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse, directed by James Farrell (Associate Director – The 39 Steps, West End).

“Celebrations of theatricality…low budget aplomb worthy of The 39 Steps” The Times

“It’s a proper Good Night Out, cannily conceived and impeccably made” Exeunt Magazine

“A fast-paced, beguiling romp through the thriller genre; a combination of slick storytelling and new and old tricks… for sheer madcap fun you would find it criminally hard to beat” British Theatre Guide

Sunday 3pm & 7.30pm

Monday 7.30pm

Tickets from £20

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

SUNDAY MATINEE SPECIAL OFFER – Half price child’s ticket with every full price adult.

Age Guidance 12+

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