“Wonderful”, “quick-paced and witty”, “compelling and funny” and “great family entertainment”. That’s just some of the praise heaped on New Old Friends’ adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s children’s novel The Falcon’s Malteser. We’ve rounded up other review highlights below. Time to get booking!
The Falcon’s Malteser introduces the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency. Tim is the world’s worst private investigator, so can the help of his clever younger brother Nick be enough to crack their toughest case yet? A solitary box of Maltesers is delivered by a miniature Mexican, but what’s so special about these chocolates that half of London’s criminal underworld are willing to kill for them?
The show has been adapted in New Old Friends’ signature style: expect slapstick, comedy songs, a cast for four playing dozens of characters and a fully-realised car chase on stage, fun for all the family over the summer holidays.
The 1986 young adult novel by Anthony Horowitz, also the best-selling author of the Alex Rider teen spy series, is adapted by Feargus Woods Dunlop, directed by Lee Lyford with Heather Westwell. The 80-minute performance of The Falcon’s Malteser, suitable for ages 8+, stars Sian Eleanor Green and Matt Jopling as brothers Nick and Tim Diamond, alongside Fergus Leathem and Samantha Sutherland.
The Falcon’s Malteser runs from 17 July to 25 August 2019 at The Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are priced £15-£35. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!