Are You Being Murdered?

Theatre (thriller, solo show)

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World premiere of a new murder mystery starring Arthur Bostrom ('Allo 'Allo!) set in the golden age of BBC sitcoms, from the acclaimed Father Brown writer David Semple. A supporting artist's job is to be invisible, inscrutable, and not to pull focus from the stars... and Jamie Button does his best to follow these rules, until he witnesses a murder on the set of a popular sitcom. Extra turns detective, stepping into the limelight. As events unravel and the culprit fears detection by this amateur sleuth, could it be that Jamie has spoken his last 'rhubarb'?

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André Coenders 3 days ago

A very entertaining performance especially when you are a fan of '70s British sitcoms.The script suits Arthur Bostrom very much. He deserves a large audience.

Anita Skates 3 days ago

A brilliant one hander about the murder of a supporting actor on the set of Are you being served. Arthur Bostrum was perfectly suited to the role which he delivered with aplomb. We loved the humour which perfectly captured the period for which it was intended.

Caroline Coles 8 days ago

2 stars. A good British actor but a very poor script . Lots of outdated 7Os humour in Are You Being Served style ( google it) re gays and “Mrs salcombe s pussy “. We ve moved on from this . sorry , but poor.

Ian Ritchie 9 days ago

A funny piece set in an episode of 'Are You Being Served' from the perspective of a 'background performer' (an 'extra'). He watches a fellow extra dying on set and investigates what he is convinced was a murder.
A good performance of a well written and witty play although (on the first day) he stumbled a bit on some of the lines. ***

Rowan 9 days ago

Loved it! Really entertaining show, excellently put together. There was something for everyone - brilliant blast from the past, but not necessary to pick up on those elements to enjoy the experience. My teenager enjoyed it every bit as much as we did!

Maille-Rose Smith 9 days ago

Clever, charming, and delightfully funny! Performing a one-person murder mystery is quite the herculean task, and Arthur Bostrom does it with the finesse and charisma of a Hercule Poirot-Tom Barnaby-Father Brown lovechild.

Lily Kirkpatrick 10 days ago

Great guy. Great show. Loved it

Sean Davis 11 days ago

Arthur Bostrom beautifully executes this one hander about a murder that takes place on the set of the old Brit sitcom, “Are You Being Served?” The acting, staging, pacing, and murder tale, are all top notch. Besides Bostrom’s winning characterization, I appreciated how the playwright had given nicknames to the supporting characters so we could easily keep track of them.

It is early in the Fringe, and I have only seen 30 shows of the around 160 I will see. So far, this was the 7th most enjoyable I have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) about 24 hours ago

Bostrom is a confident and charismatic performer who holds the attention of the audience well.

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North West End UK (3/5 stars) 7 days ago

Set in the golden age of old BBC sitcoms, the show proves to be marked by a glossy nostalgia that winks at a specific generation and targets that generation specifically.

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