Who is the world’s worst detective? You’ll need to investigate the case of The Falcon’s Malteser, adapted from Anthony Horowitz’s much-loved young adult novel by New Old Friends, which gets its central London premiere at The Vaults in a limited six-week season this summer.
After success on tour and at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was one of the Guardian‘s Best Family Shows at the festival in 2015, The Falcon’s Malteser will run at the Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street, from 17 July to 25 August 2019, with press performances on 19, 20 and 21 July.
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 and designed by Carl Davies.
Originally produced by New Old Friends in association with Theatre Royal Bath’s egg and Newbury Corn Exchange, The Falcon’s Malteser is presented in London by Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright, whose current shows include Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt, Black is the Color of My Voice, Potted Potter, The Crown Dual and Trainspotting Live.
The show’s creators Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell commented:
“We are so incredibly excited to be present The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz once again. We love this show, it was a real turning point for us as a company, and audiences really responded to what we did with Anthony’s already very funny book. We are also thrilled to be working with producer James Seabright to bring this much-loved show to London audiences.”
In the 80-minute performance of The Falcon’s Malteser at The Vaults, suitable for ages 8+, Sian Eleanor Green and Matt Jopling star as brothers Nick and Tim Diamond, alongside Fergus Leathem and Samantha Sutherland.
About New Old Friends
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, Crimes under the Sun and Crimes on the Nile. In 2014 and 2015, New Old Friends premiered this adaptation of The Falcon’s Malteser on two UK tours and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, enjoying sell-out shows at the Pleasance and great critical acclaim.
About Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. He is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Anthony is responsible for some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War.
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!