Crimes Under the Sun

CrimesUnderSunA 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 alone and is this the first crime this idyllic island has witnessed?

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes Under the Sun, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director – The 39 Steps, West End). The show features four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.

Inspired by Agatha Christie, Hitchcock and film noir, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.

“A mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy… echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies.” –  **** The Stage (on Crimes Against Christmas)

“Hugely entertaining… terrific fun” **** The Scotsman (on The Falcon’s Malteser)

Tour Dates




Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov 13th – 24th February Tickets
Wolverhampton Arena 28th February Tickets (pending brochure)
Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone 1st March Tickets 
Harlow Playhouse 2nd March Tickets
Theatr Clywd 3rd – 4th March Tickets (pending brochure)
Middlesbrough Theatre 8th March Tickets 
Old Laundry (Bowness) 9th – 10th March Tickets (pending brochure)
Swindon Arts Centre 13th March Tickets 
Chipping Norton Theatre 14th – 15th March Tickets 
Lichfield Garrick 17th March Tickets (pending brochure)
Roses Theatre Tewkesbury 21st March Tickets (pending brochure)
Blackwood Miners Institute 22nd March Tickets (pending brochure)
Theatre Royal Winchester 23rd – 24th March Tickets (pending brochure)
The Riverfront (Newport) 6th April Tickets 
Dorchester Arts 7th – 8th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Lakeside Arts (Nottingham) 10th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Newbury Corn Exchange 11th April Tickets 
Tacchi-Morris (Taunton) 12th April Tickets 
Taliesin (Swansea) 13th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Torch Theatre (Milford Haven) 14th April Tickets 
Eden Court (Inverness) 17th – 20th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Queens Hall (Hexham) 24th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Gala Durham 25th April Tickets (pending brochure)
Barnsley Civic 26th April Tickets (pending brochure)
The Hawth (Crawley) 27th – 28th April Tickets 
Lincoln Drill Hall 2nd May Tickets 
Square Chapel (Halifax) 3rd – 4th May Tickets (pending brochure)
Riley Smith Theatre (Leeds) 8th May Tickets (pending brochure)
Artrix (Bromsgrove) 9th May Tickets
Salisbury Playhouse Salberg 10th – 12th May Tickets (pending brochure)
The Dukes (Lancaster) 16th May Tickets (pending brochure)
Core at Corby Cube 17th – 18th May Tickets (pending brochure)
Marlowe Studio Canterbury 19th May Tickets (pending brochure)
Rothes Halls (Glenrothes) 24th May Tickets
Lochgelly Centre 25th May Tickets
Carnegie Hall (Dunfermline) 26th May Tickets
Adam Smith Theatre (Kirkcaldy) 27th May Tickets