The acclaimed London revival of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, staged to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, opens tonight in the Westn End after a successful run at the Landor Theatre in south London.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Dickens' final unfinished novel, with book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, directed by Matthew Gould, will get a 4-week season at the Arts Theatre from Friday 18 May - Sunday 17 June.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best?Original Score, as well as 9 Drama Desk Awards, on its Broadway premiere in 1986.
A thrilling and comical play within a play set in the world of music hall and pantomime, it follows the exploits of characters from the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as they set about completing the unfinished story of Edwin Drood – with a little singalong help from the audience along the way.
Who is the killer? The audience decides each night.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.