The Mystery of Edwin Drood
A Musical by RUPERT HOLMES
A hilarious musical whodunit
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 in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. 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. Now, 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 whodunnit? YOU, the audience has the power to affect the outcome, so the show can be different at every performance!
The Mystery of Edwin Drood plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 22-26 March 2022.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
A Musical by RUPERT HOLMES
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival
Joseph Papp, Producer
Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical
MR WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, CHAIRMAN | Mark Smith
MR CLIVE PAGET as JOHN JASPER | Chris Foxwell
MISS ALICE NUTTING as EDWIN DROOD | Kate Gledhill
MISS DEIRDRE PEREGRINE as ROSA BUD | Jessie Davidson
MISS ANGELA PRYSOCK as THE PRINCESS PUFFER | Louise Roberts
MISS JANET CONOVER as HELENA LANDLESS | Sara Rajeswaran
MR VICTOR GRINSTEAD as NEVILLE LANDLESS | Shilpan Patel
MR CEDRIC MONCRIEFFE as THE REVEREND CRISPARKLE | Sam Sugarman
MR PHILLIP BAX as BAZZARD | Jonathan Scott
MR NICK CRICKER as DURDLES | Daniel Saunders
MASTER NICK CRICKER as DEPUTY | Polly Beaumont
MR JAMES THROTTLE, COMPANY MANAGER | Keith Walters
MR CHRISTOPHER LYON as HORACE | Leon Grozdanovic
MISS FLORENCE GILL as FLO | Ruth Granton
MISS ISABEL YEARSLEY as WENDY | Sadie Kempner
MISS VIOLET BALFOUR as BEATRICE | Tess Robinson
DIRECTOR | Mark Siddall
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Issie Osborne
CHOREOGRAPHER / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Tim Garrad
PRODUCER | Ben Hussey
STAGE MANAGER | Emma J Leaver
LIGHTING DESIGN | Shiri Stern
SOUND DESIGN | Henry Whittaker
COSTUME DESIGN | Frederica Byron
This marvellous production demonstrates beyond doubt that the depth of talent we have in London is astonishing. Sedos (the Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society, founded in 1905) have put together a show of West End quality. The self-confidence, versatility and sheer joy of performing shown by every cast member is inspiring and uplifting. With very limited resources they turn minuses into pluses, overcome every challenge with aplomb and deliver entertainment with an unmatched joie de vivre… It would be hard to improve on this. Catch it if you can.
In my eyes, Sedos is fast developing a reputation for staging shows which easily match the quality of many of the productions that the West End has to offer right now. With a phenomenal cast and perfectly executed musical numbers, it’s no mystery why I found this show so thoroughly entertaining.
- Tuesday 22 March 2022 7.30pm
- Wednesday 23 March 2022 7.30pm
- Thursday 24 March 2022 7.30pm
- Friday 25 March 2022 7.30pm
- Saturday 26 March 2022 2.30pm
- Saturday 26 March 2022 7.30pm