UK Theatre Tour: Crimes on the Nile

Following 2018’s sell-out smash hit Crimes Under the Sun, multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller.

“… a mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy that leaves you exhausted just watching the action unfold” ★★★★ The Stage on Crimes Against Christmas

It’s 1935 and celebrated Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile – when tragedy strikes again. All passengers and staff are suspects, and the body count is growing – will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?!

A cast of just four bring to life lascivious lawyers, crooked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femmes fatales, plodding paramours, colossal kids, friendly first mates and attractive Americans, who all get swept along the driving narrative and inventive set-pieces.

Heather Westwell, co-artistic director states:-

“Touring with Crimes Under the Sun was such a joyous experience with such an incredible response from the public that we are over the moon to be taking out another Artemis Arinae comedy thriller. This time we see our hero trapped on a river boat with a cast of shady characters, it features the same brand of multi-role mayhem and invention with even more ambition this time around. It should be a lot of fun.”

New Old Friends are an award-winning theatre company dedicated to creating original comedy theatre, founded in 2008 and run by husband and wife team Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell. Previous shows include Crimes Against Christmas, Crimes on the Christmas Express, and Crimes Under the Sun. In 2014 and 2015, New Old Friends took their adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s The Falcon’s Malteser on two national tours and to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, enjoying sell-out shows at the Pleasance and great critical acclaim. After a chance conversation via Twitter, the company met Lichfield Garrick’s former artistic director Tim Ford and the opportunity for the Crimes shows began. Crimes on the Nile follows hot on the heels of Crimes of the Christmas Pudding which ran all winter at the Lichfield Garrick.

Details:-

A new Artemis Arinae thriller from New Old Friends inspired by Christie, Coward and classic Ealing comedies.

UK Tour, 7th January to 21 April 2019

Running Time: 105mins plus interval | Suitable for ages 12+

Company Information:-

Directed by James Farrell Designed by Connie Watson

Music & Sound Guy Hughes & Fred Riding Lighting designed by George Seal

Movement director Gary Sefton Assistant Director Lara Lawman

Cast: Heather Westwell, Feargus Woods Dunlop, Kirsty Cox and Fergus Leatham

Listings information:-

7 – 27 Jan 2019 The Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath Saw Close, Bath, BA1 1ET Tues-Sat 7.45pm, matinees 2.30pm | £16.50 www.theatreroyal.org.uk | 01225 448844

29 Jan – 2 Feb The Barn, Cirencester Beeches Rd, Cirencester GL7 1BN Tues-Sat 7.30pm, matinees 2.30pm | £16 – £25 https://barntheatre.org.uk | 01285 648255

5 – 6 Feb The Dukes, Lancaster Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE 2pm & 7.30pm | £14.50-£16.50 www.dukes-lancaster.org | 01524 598 500

7 Feb Middlesbrough Theatre The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA 7.30pm | £16.50 www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk | 01642 81 51 81

8 Feb Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS 7.30pm | £16.50 www.queenshall.co.uk | 01434 652 477

13 – 16 Feb The Theatre, Chipping Norton 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5NL 7.45pm & 2pm| £15/£13 www.chippingnortontheatre.com | 01608 642 350

20- 23 Feb Eden Court, Inverness Bishops road, Inverness, IV3 5SA 8pm & 2.30pm| £16 www.eden-court.co.uk | 01463 234 234

26 – 27 Feb Gala theatre, Durham Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA 7.30pm | £15/13 www.galadurham.co.uk | 03000 266 600

1 – 2 Mar Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton School Road, Taunton, TA2 8PD 7.30pm & 2.30pm | £15 www.tacchi-morris.com | 01823 414 141

4 Mar Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN 7.30pm | £18.50 swindontheatres.co.uk | 01793 524 481

5 Mar The Hawth Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ 7.30 pm | £19.50/£17 www.hawth.co.uk | 01293 553636

6 Mar Theatre Royal, Margate Addington St, Margate CT9 1PW 7.30pm | £16/£14/£12 theatreroyalmargate.com | 01843 292795

7 Mar The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL 7.30pm | £20/18 www.HazlittTheatre.com | 01622 758 611

8 Mar The Core at Corby Cube George St, Corby NN17 1QG 7.30pm | £15 www.thecorecorby.com | 01536 470 470

9 Mar Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Djanogly Theatre DH Lawrence Pavilion, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD 7.30pm | £12.50-£16.50 www.lakesidearts.org.uk | 0115 846 7777

13 – 16 Mar Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3BX 7.30pm & 2.30pm | £15/£14 www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk | 01539 440 872

19 – 20 Mar Queen’s Theatre, Barnstable 100 Boutport St, Barnstaple EX31 1SY 7.30pm | £22 www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/Queens-Theatre | 01271 316063

21 – 23 Mar Lichfield Garrick Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR 2.30pm & 7.30pm | £19-£24 www.lichfieldgarrick.com | 01543 412 121

26 Mar Torch Theatre, Pembrokeshire St Peter’s Road, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2BU 7.30pm | £18/£16 www.torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

28 – 30 Mar Theatr Clwyd Raikes Lane, Mold CH7 1YA 2.45pm & 7.45pm | from £10 www.theatrclwyd.com | 01352 701521

18 – 20 Apr Palace Theatre, Southend 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA 2.30pm & 8pm | £17.50-£27.50 www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk | 01702 351135

2 – 4 May Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke Wote St, Basingstoke RG21 7NW 2pm & 7.30pm | anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

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[Credits:  Feature image – Crimes on the Nile poster (Mobius Industries) ; New Old Friends Press Office; mobiusindustries.com; Mobius Theatre]

 

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