Critics told us: “The real crime here is that the season is too short” (Stage Whispers), audiences agreed, and so we listened.
Murder for Two, the musical comedy to die for, is back by popular demand for a return season – in a special Christmas edition! The hilarious and outrageous blend of music, mayhem, and murder gets a festive twist, as two incredible, multi-talented performers once again play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a rip-roaring parody of classic murder mysteries and your favourite Christmas stories.
Maverick Newman (“a rocketship, shedding and shifting characters as he soars towards the stratosphere” – Sydney Morning Herald) returns as The Suspects, with musical theatre star Kala Gare (Six, Great Comet) joining the cast as Marcus, exclusively for the Christmas season.
[The Story] Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small-town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful Christmas Eve, shots ring out at the surprise Christmas-birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney (‘cause he was born on Christmas), and the writer is killed…fatally. With the local detective caught up doing last-minute gift shopping, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, poison the eggnog? Or was it the celebrated star of The Nutcracker, Barette Lewis? Whodunit?? You’ll have to come along and find out!
[Hear from the Director] “From the moment I first saw this brilliant, inventive and hilarious show, I knew Australian audiences would lap it up. I’m so thrilled the stars have aligned for us to return to its natural home, the Hayes Theatre in December, with this special – even sillier – Christmas edition.” – Richard Carroll
1hr 30mins (no interval)
December 1st, 2023
December 22nd, 2023
Hayes Theatre Co is located at 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay. Right off the top of Macleay Street, and up the road from beautiful Rushcutters Bay Park.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
BY BUS: Catch the 311 bus from Railway Square or York Street near Wynyard Street. Drop off on Elizabeth Bay Road or Greenknowe Avenue.
BY TRAIN: Catch the train from the city to Kings Cross Station. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the theatre.
BY CAR: Discount parking is available from the Kings Cross Parking Station (entrance on Ward Avenue). Bring your parking ticket with you to the theatre and have it validated at the Box Office to receive discounted unlimited parking.
★★★★★ “I can’t remember laughing so much in a theatre” - Sydney Scoop
★★★★ “It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s bonkers” - Limelight
★★★★ “Masterful acting, singing and piano-playing” - Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ “A fantastic night of musical theatre!” - Time Out
Director: Richard Carroll
Musical Supervisor: Damon Wade
Choreographer: Shannon Burns
Set & Costume Designer: Keerthi Subramanyam
Lighting Designer: Priyanka Martin
Starring: Maverick Newman, Kala Gare and Sam Marques
Sam Marques will play the role of Detective Marcus on 12th December 2023
Murder For Two: Christmas Edition runs for 1hr 30mins (no interval).
Murder For Two: Christmas Edition is at the Hayes Theatre Co, which is located in Elizabeth Bay, NSW, AUS, 2011.
Murder For Two: Christmas Edition tickets start at $79.
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