A Killer Party
- Filmed Performance
When Varthur McArthur, failed West End actor and current artistic director of Blackpool’s smallest regional theatre, calls a read-through for his latest murder mystery play, the cast of local actors arrive at the party with anything but theatre on their minds. But when Varthur ends up face down in his soup (a gluten-free cheese bisque), it’s up to Traffic-Police-Officer-turned-Detective Justine Case to piece together what happened. If only the ensemble of suspects would stop singing… This side-splitting new musical, fuelled by a contemporary pop score was written and developed in the US in response to the closure of theatres in 2020. Filmed entirely in each artist’s home, and adapted for UK audiences, viewers are invited to experience the joy of theatre in an entirely new way. The cast includes Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Debbie Kurup, Jason Manford, Cedric Neal, Amara Okereke, Lucas Rush, Emma Salvo, Ashley Samuels, Harriet Thorpe, and Rachel Tucker. Directed by Benji Sperring, with a Book by Rachel Axler and Kait Kerrigan. Music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Nathan Tysenand.