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About The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens’ final novel was entitled "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." There was just one small problem with the murder mystery: the author died before it was completed! As a result, the reader never knew the true fate that Dickens had intended for his beloved title character…until now! Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical takes audience participation to new heights and solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. It is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives.

About The Show

In the 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. Staged in meta-theatrical 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.

Run Time

2hr 30min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

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Recommended for ages 10 and up.

3Below Theaters & Lounge

288 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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