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Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! – HOME Manchester
North West

Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! – HOME Manchester

Debuting at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe, this East Yorkshire-based murder mystery (a Hull-dunnit if you will) has been expanded ahead of a second run. It’s knives out in a new, Northern musical that promises slaughter and laughter - at its final destination of Manchester. Childhood besties and idlers Kathy (Bronté Barbé) and Stella (Rebekah Hinds) share a joint passion for grisly true crime through a podcast that’s about as popular as they are. However, when their favourite author is brutally murdered, the chance to take on a case of their own- and turn ‘Kathy and Stella’s Murder Podcast’ into a sensation- proves too thrilling to pass up. Kathy and Stella gets off to a flying start, with Jon Brittain’s sweary script evoking lots of belly laughter from the audience. We’re introduced to...
Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder – Underbelly George Square
Scotland

Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder – Underbelly George Square

Get a ticket! You’ll laugh your socks off. My shoulders took on a life of their own as I smirked and giggled my way through this totally absurd storyline with larger-than-life characters all brilliantly played by a quality cast. The title tells you what to expect: it’s Enid Blyton on steroids. Best friends murder-mystery capers gone viral. Imelda Warren-Green is hilarious as Erica and you can’t fault Jodie Jacobs in her many incarnations of Felicia Taylor and her family. TJ Lloyd can move it and plays the morgue-happy Justin (plus others) with joyous enthusiasm and a sweetness which warms the heart. The two leads, Kathy (Bronté Barbé) and Stella (Rebekah Hinds) complement one another as opposites attracted through their misfit natures. Costumed to reflect this dichotomy by Cecilia Care...
Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! Returns to Edinburgh Fringe and on Tour
NEWS

Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! Returns to Edinburgh Fringe and on Tour

As rehearsals begin today, Francesca Moody Productions, Kater Gordon, Wessex Grove and Fiery Angel announce the full cast and creative team for the new expanded version of Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!, the sell-out smash-hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, which returns this summer for a four week run at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe from 2nd – 27th August before touring to Bristol Old Vic from 13th – 30th September and HOME Manchester from 5th – 21st October.  The acclaimed original cast will reprise their roles in the hilarious murder mystery musical including Bronté Barbé (Newsies, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre) as Kathy, Rebekah Hinds (Oklahoma! Young Vic/ West End) as Stella, Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, West End) as Felicia, TJ Lloyd (Guys and Dolls, Sheffie...
Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder – Summerhall Roundabout
Scotland

Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder – Summerhall Roundabout

BFFs Kathy and Stella are true-crime fans hosting a podcast on the subject in Hull. With it, they dream of making the big time (and avoiding their other problems) but their best chance is blown when their favourite investigator-author is murdered. Building on the skills they've no doubt absorbed through osmosis, they resolve to crack the case themselves. Making good use of the venue's theatre-in-the round mise en scene, Bronté Barbé, Rebekah Hinds, Jodie Jacobs, TJ Lloyd and Imelda Warren-Green (in particular) are energetic, funny and likeable, navigating effortlessly between the humour, drama, and, of course, singing, ably accompanied by live keyboards, with the lighting underlining well the mood, punctuating the joke and energising the scene transitions. However, the show is s...