The announcement comes as behind-the-scene images are released for the upcoming production.
It has been revealed that Ben Forster is joining the cast of A Killer Party, which is being released as a series of nine episodes to watch on-demand from the 26th April until the 23rd May.
Ben Forster joins the previously announced Oscar ConlonMorrey (Only Fools and Horses, Nativity The Musical) as Shea Crescendo, Debbie Kurup (The Prince of Egypt, Sweet Charity) as Vivika Orsonwelles, renowned comedian, actor and presenter Jason Manford (Curtains, Sweeney Todd, The Producers) as Varthur McArthur, Cedric Neal (The Voice, Motown The Musical) as George Murderer, Amara Okereke (Les Misérables, The Boyfriend) as Lily Wright, Lucas Rush (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Les Misérables) as Clarke Staples, Emma Salvo (Come From Away, The Toxic Avenger) as Justine Case, Ashley Samuels (Motown The Musical, The Book of Mormon) as Cameron
Mitchelljohn, Harriet Thorpe (Wicked, Les Misérables) as Detective Case and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Songs From a New World) as Joan McArthur.
This new musical featuring a pop score will be made available to watch through Stream.Theatre and originated in America where it was written and developed in response to the closure of theatres.
A Killer Party is a 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.
This UK premiere is directed by Benji Sperring and produced for 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-Officerturned-Detective Justine Case to piece together what happened. If only the ensemble of
suspects would stop singing…
The show’s creative team includes: musical supervision by Nick Barstow, designs by Zahra Mansouri and cinematography by Click Boom Studios.