The new musical will be released as episodes, available to watch on demand from the 19th April until the 16th May.
A Killer Party is a brand new murder mystery musical that features a book by four time Emmy Award winner Rachel Axler and Kait Kerrigan, with music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Nathan Tysen.
Released as a series of nine episodes, with each one being filmed in the performers home, A Killer Party was first performed in America where it was written and developed in response to the closure of theatres.
Featuring a pop-score, it is being produced in the UK by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Tanisha Spring for Blue Mahoe Productions and Ilai szpiezak.
When Varthur McArthur, failed West End actor and current artistic director of Blackpool’s smallest regional theatre, calls a read-through for his latest murder mystery play, the cast of local actors arrive at the party with anything but theatre on their minds. But when Varthur ends up face down in his soup (a gluten-free cheese bisque), it’s up to Traffic-Police-Officer-turned- Detective Justine Case to piece together what happened. If only the ensemble of suspects would stop singing…
Made available to watch on demand through Stream.Theatre, the show is being directed by Benji Sperring who said: “The world has never needed fun, joy and laughter quite like it does at the moment, and A Killer Party provides this in abundance – a delight of a show, with incredible performers and a world-renowned writing team – couldn’t be better timed to remind
people of the joy, whimsy, and healing power of theatre that we can look forward to returning to very soon.”
The show is also set to feature musical supervision by Nick Barstow, designs by Zahra Mansouri and cinematography by Click Boom Studios. The cast of suspects will be announced shortly.