News: Ben Forster joins cast of A Killer Party with behind-the-scenes images released

April 14, 2021
News: Ben Forster joins cast of A Killer Party with behind-the-scenes images released

Ben Forster joins the cast of new episodic murder mystery musical A Killer Party, which brings the best of British stage and screen to your homes from 26 April to 23 May.

Released as a series of nine episodes, the show is a side-splitting new musical with a contemporary pop score. Originally a hit in the US, A Killer Party is filmed entirely in each artist’s home, with viewers invited to experience the joy of theatre in an entirely new way.

Cast includes Ben Forster (The Phantom of the Opera),  Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools and Horses the Musical) as Shea Crescendo, Debbie Kurup (The Prince of Egypt) as Vivika Orsonwelles, Jason Manford (Curtains)  as Varthur McArthur, Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical) as George Murderer, Amara Okereke (Les Misérables) as Lily Wright, Lucas Rush (Rock of Ages) as Clarke Staples, Emma Salvo (Come From Away)  as Justine Case, Ashley Samuels (Motown The Musical) as Cameron Mitchelljohn, Harriet Thorpe (Wicked) as Detective Case and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away) as Joan McArthur.

Adapted for UK audiences, A Killer Party is directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger) with book by Rachel Axler and Kait Kerrigan, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Nathan Tysen. The show is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Tanisha Spring for Blue Mahoe Productions and Ilai Szpiezak for Upstage Creative.

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, 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

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