The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Read the Ipswich Star’s preview here!

The solve-it-yourself musical!

This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicked off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) staged its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

The story itself dealt with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde Choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve, but has Edwin Drood been murdered?

There are many possible suspects and YOU got to decide whodunnit!

Directed and choreographed by Wade Ablitt with Musical Direction by Olly Wood and featuring a terrific cast of Suffolk’s best and brightest, The Mystery of Edwin Drood was one of the wackiest nights of theatre in a long time! ‘Dickens’ meets ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’  meets ‘The Good Old Days’  in this tale of Music Hall, mayhem and MURDER (with a different ending every night!)

Gallery Players were thrilled to present our first full show at our new home ‘The Gallery Studio Theatre’ in September 2021. We were so pleased you came and helped us celebrate!

(The Mystery of Edwin Drood was presented with kind permission from MTI Ltd.)

When and Where?

Dates:- September 2021


The Gallery Studio Theatre,
St George’s Street
Ipswich,

Suffolk,
IP1 3NF