Whodunnit: A Theatrical Murder Mystery
by Press Association | Ludlow Advertiser | April 2, 2019
Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, John Bishop and Damian Lewis are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.
Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will see a different guest performer step onstage each night with a rehearsed ensemble cast of a scripted murder mystery play, despite not having had any direction prior to their appearance.
The only direction will come via a hidden earpiece to receive instructions as they attempt to solve the crime in real time.
The Evening Standard corroborates stating,
“The actors all appear as the inspector in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and will be sent on stage without a script to join the rest of the cast and identify the killer.”
Described as a “murder mystery spoof” with “one hell of a twist”, the play is set in an isolated manor against the backdrop of a brewing storm.
Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will be narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench as a different celebrity appears each night.
Others confirmed to be taking part include Gyles Brandreth, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Ronan Keating, Maureen Lipman, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Vine and Meera Syal.
Audiences will only discover which VIP star is performing when they appear onstage.
The stars are donating their time to support a fundraising effort, with money raised going towards the cost of keeping the Park Theatre – a registered charity – open to the public.
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