Venue: Theatre Royal Margate
Music and libretto: Rupert Holmes
Director: Syd Ralph
Musical Director: Peter Crockford
Although this production was not a piece commissioned by the company, it was a suitably unconventional musical, based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel.
A tale of murder and mystery, it was set in a music hall atmosphere and in true music hall tradition, the role of Edwin Drood is a 'pants part' (played by a woman).
The drama ends where Dickens put down his pen and 'wrote no more' and the audience are asked to complete the work by voting for their favourite scenario as to 'Who Dunit' and also their favourite pairing of 'The Lovers'.
The Tale of Mary Carleton
Performance in November 2022