Cast and creatives have been announced for The Barn Theatre’s upcoming revival of Murder For Two.
The new production of Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian’s award-winning musical comedy will relocate the show’s setting to the UK.
The reimagined piece runs at the Cirencester venue from 4 February – 5 March.
The high-energy musical whodunit, which is a zany blend between classical musical comedy and madcap murder mystery, follows Officer Marcus Moscowicz as he is put to the test to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime of novelist Arthur Whitney’s death before the real detectives arrive.
Bryan Hodgson will reunite with the Barn Theatre to direct the new production of the musical, which sees two actors play thirteen characters and the piano as they pay homage to the murder mystery canon. Bryan Hodgson previously directed the Barn Theatre’s 2019 Built by Barn production of The Importance of Being Earnest, which had successful runs at the Barn Theatre and London’s Turbine Theatre (which marked the Barn’s first London transfer).
2020 Actor Musician graduate Lee O’Reilly will make his professional debut in the role of Officer Marcus Moscowicz with Sam Denia (Chekhov’s Sketches and Vaudevilles) as the Suspects.
Tickets for the production are now on sale at barntheatre.org.uk.
Bryan Hodgson said: “I’ve always adored working at the Barn and am so excited to be returning for the ridiculous romp that is Murder For Two. The show is such a tonic coming out of last year, and the silliness of the piece brings a well-timed smile to all.
“For the first time ever this show will be set in the U.K. (firmly in the realms of Gloucestershire) and with only two guys playing every suspect, detective, victim, and murderer, this show is Agatha Christie gone wrong……and then some!”.
Murder For Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair with direction by Bryan Hodgson (Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens), set design by Justin Williams (Death Drop, Wonderville), musical supervision by Nicole Johnson, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner (A Russian Doll, Stones in His Pockets), sound design by Ben Thomas and costume design by Denise Cleal with ‘Steppin’ Out’ track by Ethan Deppe.