Project Description

Synopsis

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. In small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit. Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a traveling Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.

Credits

Book, Music and Lyrcis by

Rupert Holmes

Licensed by Origin Theatrical PTY LTD

PERFORMANCE SEASON

May 7 – May 29, 2021

MEET OUR

creative team

Shane Webb

Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne is originally from London, UK and studied Tenor Horn and Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Aged 22, Benjamin moved to New York City, where his Musical Direction journey began at the French Woods Summer Camp. Here he musically directed and conducted over 20 shows, including Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Curtains and Sweet Charity. It was also here that Benjamin found with his writing partner Ryan Jacobs, where they created 1 hour musical versions of popular movies for children including Toy Story, Enchanted and a Bugs Life, as well as creating their own superhero musical Powers.

In 2014, Benjamin & Ryan’s original full-length musical ‘Twisted’, a story which follows Little Blue Riding Hood’s search to find her real family premièred at the Playhouse Theatre at French Woods to much acclaim, and it is currently preparing for a second workshop.

Although Ben is relatively new to Brisbane he has burst onto the scene Musical Directing ‘The King and I’, ‘Chicago’ & ‘The Boy from Oz’ (Savoyards), ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘La Cage Aux Follies’, ‘Big Fish’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Phoenix Ensemble).

Storm Fraser

Choreographer.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Casting January, 2021

Director Shane Webb
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Choreographer Storm Fraser
Stage Manager
Rachael King
Lighting Design TBC
Lighting Operation TBC
Spotlight Operator TBC
Sound TBC
Set Design TBC
Set Construction TBC
Costumes Justin Tubb-Hearne
Props TBC
Programme Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Promotional Photography Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Production Photography TBC
Musicians TBC