The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

The solve-it-yourself musical!

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

The story itself deals 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 get 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 is certain to be one of the wackiest nights of theatre that you will have 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 are thrilled to be presenting our first full show at our new home ‘The Gallery Studio Theatre’ in September 2021. Please come and help us celebrate!

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

When and Where?

Dates:- 8th to 18th September 2021.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on the 19th of July!


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

Suffolk,
IP1 3NF