Madcap musical whodunit Murder For Two has returned for a second run at The Other Palace this Christmas – and critics continue to be won over by the silliness of the two-hander parody and its “scarily talented” stars Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur. We’ve rounded up review highlights below. Time to get booking!
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When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood cop who dreams of climbing the ranks. With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime before the real detective arrives…
A hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a madcap murder mystery with a twist. Two actors (Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat) play thirteen characters – and the piano – in this acclaimed 2011 American musical hit. This loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays is a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.
Murder For Two has book and music by Joe Kinosian, with book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. This UK production is directed by Luke Sheppard, with musical direction and sound design by Tom Attwood and design by Gabriella Slade.
Murder for Two runs from 10 December 2018 to 13 January 2019 at The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm, Sunday matinees at 4pm. Tickets are priced £24-£29. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Julian Eaves:”Deliciously charming… The great, central achievement of this production is in the two-handed coup of Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur’s dazzling performance as duetting singer-actor-dancer pianists.”
David Jobson: “With the talents of Luke Shepperd at the helm, this proves to be engaging and hilarious production… loving and hilarious parody of the old-fashioned mystery genre. This is a delight for audiences young and old.”
Emma Clarendon: “If you’re looking for some entertaining escapism for a couple of hours, this is worth a watch… two extraordinary performers bring it all to hilarious life with great energy and enthusiasm.”
Paul Thomas: “Ditch the tellybox and be really entertained by a class act which oozes charisma, charm and a hot whodunnit that will warm you like a toastie on a clod night. Best thing all year…it would be criminal to miss it.”
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Louise Edwards: “The exceptionally talented duo behind the spectacle, Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur, put together an extremely entertaining, cleverly written, impeccably timed performance that keeps the audience captivated to their every move.”
Emily K Neal – “A parody of both the Murder Mystery and Musical Theatre genres, Murder for Two is hilarious and fun. Directed by Luke Sheppard, the two performers are engaging and likeable from the outset and bring with them an abundance of talent.”
Catherine Sedgwick: “Incorporating great music and the infectious joy and silliness of the best comedy skits with outstanding writing, direction and performances, Murder for Two is innovative, entertaining and outrageously fun.”
Judi Herman: “Agatha Christie meets the Marx Brothers in this musical murder mystery spoof… The scarily talented Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur bound onto Gabriella Slade’s marvellously detailed set in this fast-moving, affectionate homage.”
: “Credit to director Luke Sheppard who has worked with this two-man cast to create vibrant energy and zany humour from opening to close… A winning combination.”
Marie Addison: “Dazzling piano skills and well versed songs rounded off Legat and MacArthur’s polished performances. A light-hearted evening with clever plot twists that leave you guessing until the end. Will you get it right?”
Mark Shenton: “With the highly engaging Ed MacArthur as Officer Marcus and the incredibly hard-working Jeremy Legat as all the suspects, the result is frequently frenetic and occasionally hilarious.”
Cindy Marcolina: “An impressive two-hander that requires not only clockwork characterisation and flexibility from the actors but also excellent piano skills… Ludicrous, entertaining, and amusingly performed, it certainly is a great night out.”