Crimes on the Coast

19th & 20th September - Crimes on the Coast

A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene after a scandal inducing femme-fatale is fatally felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but is everything here quite what it seems?

Inspired by Agatha Christie, 39 Steps, and Noel Coward, welcome to another hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. The show features the company’s trademark of just four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that races along in a romp.

Crimes on the Coast toured in 2018 as Crimes Under The Sun, playing to over 11,000 people across 13 weeks, including multiple sell out performances.

Directed by James Farrell, a freelance theatre director who has worked on the West-End, at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  James is the Artistic Director of Nameless Theatre and an Associate Practitioner at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Directing credits include: Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company), Handlebards (National & International Tours), Animal Farm, Twelfth Night (Royal & Derngate), Mucky Kid (Theatre503), and The Sperm Monologues (E4 Udderbelly). He has associate directed on The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre and National Tour) and Neville’s Island (Chichester Festival Theatre / Duke of Yorks) and was staff director on Good Night Mister Tom (West End & National Tour).

New Old Friends are an award-winning theatre company dedicated to creating original comedy theatre, founded in 2008 and run by husband and wife team Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell, who in 2017 and 2018 were awarded a Creative Bath award for writing. Previous shows include five instalments of the hugely popular Crimes… series of comedy thrillers, including 2019’s spring hit Crimes on the Nile. This summer their adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’ The Falcon’s Malteser runs for 6 weeks in London, and their adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson will be the Christmas show at The Core at Corby Cube this December.

Tickets £15, available at Theatre Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and