A new UK premiere has been announced, as Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Tanisha Spring for Blue Mahoe Productions and Ilai Szpiezak team up to present an episodic murder mystery musical A Killer Party. It will be streamed in nine episodes on stream.theatre from 19 April to 16 May, with each episode filmed from inside the performers’ home.
Episodes are priced at £2.99 with a package option available for £25.
A Killer Party features book by four-time Emmy Award-winner Rachel Axler and Kait Kerrigan, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and music by Grammy Award-winner Jason Howland.
Bringing the best of British stage and screen directly to the living room, this side-splitting new musical is fuelled by a contemporary pop score, with direction by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger), musical supervision by Nick Barstow, design by Zahra Mansouri, cinematography by Click Boom Studios and casting direction by Jane Deitch.
A Killer Party sees Varthur McArthur, a failed West End actor and current artistic director of Blackpool’s smallest regional theatre, call 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…
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