Crimes on the Coast

A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they aloneand is all quite what it seems?

Multi-award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes On the Coast, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director -The 39 Steps, West End).

The show enjoyed a sell-out national tour in 2018 (under previous title Crimes Under the Sun) and hits the road again in 2019 featuring four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.

Inspired by Agatha Christie, Noel Cowardand PG Wodehouse, you are invited on an hilarious butmurderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.

Press for 2018 tour:

“Murder most fun”  British Theatre Guide

“A whodunnit romp”  The Stage

“Velocity and immaculate timing”  Reviews Hub

“Display of comic acting it would be hard to see equalled anywhere”  Theatre Bath

“A comedy thriller of the highest order”  Weekend Notes

“Side-splittingly funny watch”  What’s Good to Do

Tour Dates




Merlin Theatre, Frome 13th – 14th Sept Tickets
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy 18th Sept  Tickets
Theatre Royal Dumfries 19th – 20th Sept Tickets
Theatre Royal Wakefield 24th Sept Tickets
Didcot Cornerstone 26th Sept Tickets
The Lights, Andover 28th Sept Tickets 
Theatre Royal Bath 30th Sept-1st Oct Tickets 
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil 2nd Oct Tickets 
Birmingham Old Rep 3rd – 5th Oct Tickets 
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl 6th Oct Tickets
Georgian Theatre Royal 11th & 12th Oct Tickets
Theatr Brecheiniog 15th Oct Tickets
Berry Theatre, Southampton 17th Oct Tickets
Maesteg Town Hall 19th Oct Tickets 
Bay Theatre, Weymouth 22nd Oct Tickets
Exeter Northcott 23rd Oct Tickets
Key Theatre, Peterborough 24th Oct Tickets 
Crewe Lyceum Theatre 29th – 30th Oct Tickets 
Palace Theatre, Southend 31st Oct – 2nd Nov Tickets
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe 6th Nov Tickets 
The Haymarket, Basingstoke 7th -9th Nov Tickets