Bath world premiere for comedy thriller

CRIMES Under the Sun, a new comedy thriller by New Old Friends, comes to the Ustinov Studio at Bath from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 24th February.

The Bath-based company also  bought the award winning Crimes Against Christmas to the Ustinov stage. Crimes Under the Sun is an affectionate homage to Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitcock and film noir.

Four actors play multiple, and outrageous, characters in a twisting and turning murder mystery. Set in a secluded island hotel on the English Riviera, a scandal-inducing femme fatale is felled, and all the guests on the island are suspects.

But are they alone, and is this the first crime this idyllic island has witnessed?

The director is James Farrell, director of the West End hit, The 39 Steps.

New Old Friends was founded by Feargus Woods Dunlop in 2008. He runs the company with his wife Heather Westwell, who joined after seeing the company’s debut production, Mate. Together they have built New Old Friends into a considerable national touring force.

Performances at the Ustinov are  nightly from Monday to Saturday at 8pm, with 2.30 matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website,  www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov