More star sleuths announced for Whodunnit [Unrehearsed]
30 May 2019
Adam Hills, Jason Manford, Neil Morrissey, Clarke Peters & Sandi Toksvig join production. Now also featuring the voice of Miriam Margolyes.
New cast join the previously announced: Gillian Anderson, John Bishop, Jim Broadbent, Judi Dench, Ronan Keating, Damian Lewis, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Catherine Tate, Tim Vine & others.
Watch the new trailer with the sound ON for the full Ian McKellen effect
Further performers have been revealed for Park Theatre’s World Premiere murder mystery Whodunnit [Unrehearsed], as Adam Hills, Jason Manford, Neil Morrissey, Clarke Peters and Sandi Toksvig – with the voice of Miriam Margolyes – join the stellar list of participants. Every night, a different guest performer will step onstage to join the rehearsed ensemble of a scripted murder mystery play, having attended no rehearsals, read no script, nor received any direction. Armed only with a hidden earpiece to receive instructions, they will endeavour to solve the crime in real time.
An isolated manor, a storm brewing and a stranger at the door. The clichés flow as freely as the suspicious liquor in the library, but this murder mystery spoof has one hell of a twist.
Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] not only features the voices of previously announced Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, but also a different celebrity in each performance stepping in as the Inspector, without any rehearsal and without ever having seen the script. Gargantuan guests already slated to appear at Park Theatre include Clive Anderson, Gillian Anderson, John Bishop, Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke, Jim Broadbent, Ronan Keating, Damian Lewis, Maureen Lipman, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Catherine Tate, Tim Vine and Ruby Wax. All will have their lines fed to them live on stage via an earpiece as they attempt to crack the case, avoid the furniture and stagger their way to justice.
The play will be narrated by the voices of Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and Miriam Margolyes.
All guest actors are kindly donating their time to support this special fundraising run, so every penny raised will go towards keeping Park Theatre inclusive and accessible for all. The line up is subject to last minute change, and audiences will only discover which VIP stars in each performance when they appear onstage.
Artistic Director, Jez Bond, said: “We’re very fortunate that the leading actors in our country understand the power and importance of smaller scale theatres and the challenges they face. Performing across the run are a mixture of those who’ve supported us since the building was a hard-hat site and those who’ve come to know us more recently. I am grateful to everyone who has donated their time to help raise vital funds by performing this show – and am thrilled they’re so up for it!”