The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious musical whodunit loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel.

This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously raucous Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. This framing of the show allows for much more comedy and melodrama than if the original text were played straight.

The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve – but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunit?

Due to the unfinished nature of the text, the Music Hall Royale call upon the audience to vote on the ending of the show, resulting in the cast performing a different outcome every time!



In-person auditions will be held on Tuesday 30 November, Thursday 2 December and Sunday 5 December (video auditions may also be accepted), and slots can be booked online at with more information on the full audition notice.

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Meet The Team (online): Tuesday 9 November (evening)
Auditions: Tuesday 30 November (evening), Thursday 2 December (evening), Sunday 5 December (day)
Recalls: Saturday 11 December (day)
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays from 6 January 2022
Tech & dress rehearsals: 20 & 21 March 2022
Performance dates: 22–26 March 2022 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Performances take place at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EQ


Sedos seeks to build and sustain a membership that is reflective of the diverse communities within London. We actively encourage performers to audition for the roles which they feel best suit their skills. Please check the casting breakdown for any specific requirements.

Essential info

  • Tuesday 30 November 2021 6.15pm
  • Thursday 02 December 2021 6.15pm
  • Sunday 05 December 2021 11.15am