New Old Friends 

Crimes, Camera, Action

Tuesday, 2 June, 2020
Matcham Auditorium
Crimes, Camera, Action

The multi award-winning New Old Friends are at it again with another instalment in their hugely popular Crimes… series of comedy thrillers.

Crimes, Camera, Action whisks the audience to golden-era Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare.

The case? A screen starlet is stabbed as a result of a prop mix-up on set. It sets in motion a typically fast-paced and hilarious chain of events that sees a cast of four exceptional comic actors take on multiple roles, sometimes within the same scene. Expect the usual New Old Friends mix of great theatrical set pieces, the quickest of quick changes, lightning fast word play and a thrilling plot driving the action at breakneck pace.

‘It’s a proper good night out, cannily conceived and impeccably made’
Exeunt Magazine

‘For sheer madcap fun you would find it criminally hard to beat’
British Theatre Guide

‘Celebrations of theatricality… low budget aplomb worth of The 39 Steps’
The Times

Box Office: 01924 211 311

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.