We invite you to The Empire music hall for a night you’ll never forget. But tonight’s show will be a little different as the club’s owner has fallen victim to a murder most foul… but whodunnit?
Could it be nervy knife thrower Ray the Blade; sexy Siamese Striplets; The Cerberus Sisters; deranged ventriloquist Albert Frog; macabre mime artist Gaston Gasteau; or perhaps the mystifying magician – The Great Mephisto… Everyone’s a suspect as we discover the secrets of all the weird and wonderful acts who have found themselves upon The Empire’s bill.
From the team behind the multi-award winning The Terrible Infants, Ernest and The Pale Moon, The Trench and Olivier nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground – Murder, mystery and mayhem combine with Les Enfants Terribles’ dark, twisted wit and inventive theatricality as they present their musical extravaganza to celebrate their fifteenth year.
Oliver Lansley, Anthony Spargo, Philip Oakland, Philippa Hogg, Nicola Hawkins, Emma Fraser, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Will Arundell, Richard Emerson.
Directed by James Seager
Musical Direction by Paul Herbert
Lighting Design Matthew Leventhall
Costume Makers Susan Kulkarni and Norma Bonnell
Stage Manager Bethany Coles
Sound Operators Matt Smee and Fiona Porritt
Keith Hill, Oliver Lansley. Sue Appleby, Marcus Ellard, Anthony Spargo, Rachel Dawson, Jenny O’Neill, Catriona MacKenzie, Philip Oakland, Charlie Mudie, Tomas Gisby
Keith Hill, Oliver Lansley, Liz Marsch, Trevor Jary, Anthony Spargo, Rachel Dawson, Alice Anthony, Robine Landi, Philip Oakland, Rebecca Bainbridge
Band: Candida Caldicot, Vicky Cowles, Ellie Smith, Sandy Suchodolski, Dave Sharrock
Words by Oliver Lansley
Music by Tomas Gisby
Directed by James Seager & Elgiva Field
Musical Director Candida Caldicott
Designed by Samuel Wyer
Lighting Design by Paul Green
Production Manager Jeremy Sachs
Assistant Designer Bridget McKee
Costume Supervisor Sally Higginson
Stage Management Charlotte Padgham
Assistant Stage Management James Enser & Ellie Thyne
Associate Lighting Designer & Operator Josh Pharo
Orchestration Tomas Gisby
Additional Musical Arrangements Candida Caldicott
Sound Design Simon Lambert
Sound Operator Chris Payne
Make up Jessica Bernadette
Costume Designer for 2010 Anna Bliss Scully
Anthony Alderson, Tania Harrison, Malcolm & Jean Sanders, Andrew Finlay, Malcolm Lansley, Kate Mitchell, Jose Morreno, Neil Townsend, Steven Gisby, Ian Whitaker, Jess Jones, Angela Hardcastle, John Whelan, Sandie Sharp and all at Surrey Youth Theatre, The Dawson Family, Philippa Thomas, Bianca Ward, Rose Bruford College, Sadeysa Greenway-Bailey, The Wyer Family, Porl Cooper, Anna Coombs, Jessica Cooper, Vicky Sanders, Paul Griffiths at YTM