We are delighted to have these talented and creative people back in our theatre. This time they are presenting Murder By Gaslight, an evening with Dr Palmer and Dr Grippen. A ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history - William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you to judge for yourselves whether they were in fact, guilty as charged! Murder by Gaslight is an interactive show featuring quick costume changes and multi-character playing… with lashings of black humour!
If you are coming to see Murder By Gaslight, you might like to consider booking a table from 6pm as we will be serving the traditional “Nine-to-Fiver’s Pre-Theatre Tea”. According to our sources, “if you work during the day and flit around for pleasure in the evening, there will come a low point in your energy. This is usually at about 6.30pm, when it is tempting to swallow a gin-and-tonic or a bar of chocolate as there is no time to cook a proper meal. This is exactly where a light swiftly-prepared tea is ideal. Also, drinking tea itself will revive and enliven, and the effect of the caffeine will have worn off by the time you are ready for sleep. The best pre-theatre tea recipes involve sustaining ingredients like cheese, eggs, or smoked salmon.”
We will be serving London Peculiar, traditional pea soup named for the fog enveloping London at the time of the tale in question. Welsh Rarebit, Smoked Salmon Scramble and a very tempting pudding. Tables can be booked by using the dropdown below your ticket purchase, or phoning the house on 0207 207 4585