Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder

Musicals and Opera (comedy, theatre)

  • 21:50
  • Aug 13-15, 17-22, 24-28
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Francesca Moody Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull’s least successful true-crime podcast. When their favourite author is killed, they are thrust into a thrilling whodunnit of their own! Can they crack the case (and become global podcast superstars) before the killer strikes again…? A hilarious murder-mystery musical from the Olivier Award-winning team behind Fleabag, Baby Reindeer and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). By Jon Brittain (Rotterdam) and Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish). **** (Stage). **** (Scotsman). 'You’d be hard pushed to find a better musical at this year’s Fringe' ***** (WhatsOnStage.com).

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Captioned performances

  • Dates: 3 August, 6 August, 10 August, 13 August, 24 August, 17 August, 20 August, 27 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
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Samantha about 3 hours ago

Went to see this with my husband and the first thing to note is the incredible talent of the cast. Excellent comedic timing, beautiful singing voices. They were all brilliant, but the girl in the orange jumpsuit really stood out in terms of her acting and singing. Overall, I thought the plot, writing and direction was very good, especially the social media cesspit it depicted. The anti-police jokes were quite cheap compared to the rest of the show, especially when the fourth wall was broken, and it seemed like the writer had shoe-horned them in for sycophantic laughter. I preferred the genuine laughs caused by good acting and comedy writing, personally.

Sara about 6 hours ago

Utterly brilliant, my favourite show of the Fringe this year.

Clive Holland about 6 hours ago

Hand on heart I’m not one for musical theatre , but my wife took me along and I was just blown away and loved every minute of the show . I loved it , the audience loved it , standing ovations at the end etc. I am no critic , I’m just your average punter who just loves live entertainment of all forms and this festival . I realised leaving the venue I had just witnessed something very special . I’ve been here all on my annual jolly to the fringe seeing some wonderful and wonderful shows of all genres that made me laugh , think , smile and even cry with happiness ,but this show just was on another level and if it does not end up in the west end I’ll be amazed . If you are like me and just spending a few days or a week at this incredible festival, don’t um and ar about buying a tickets , just buy the ticket and enjoy probably the best show on in town .

Fringe Bingers 4 days ago

A fast-paced, energetic and fun production. Wonderful music, wittily scripted, excellent direction and acting. ****

AMY REY 5 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! Clever, funny, FANTASTIC songs and TERRIFIC performances! One of the best shows I’ve seen at Fringe!

Carol G. 6 days ago

As someone who's quite scared of murder I wasn't too sure what to make of it going in. But WOW! What a show. So funny and slick and great songs! Please release an ablum x

Jack D 6 days ago

PHENOMENAL. One of the funniest, most slick and impressive shows I have ever seen at the Fringe.

David Murphy 8 days ago

Its a long time since I cried with laughter in a comedy show, and I dont think i've ever cried with laugther in musical, but Kathy and Stella really is something special. The whole audience were on their feet in applause at the end of the show. It was just brilliant.

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North West End UK (3/5 stars) about 24 hours ago

Making good use of the venue’s theatre-in-the round mise en scene, Bronté Barbé, Rebekah Hinds, Jodie Jacobs, TJ Lloyd and Imelda Warren-Green (in particular) are energetic, funny and likeable, navigating effortlessly between the humour, drama, and, of course, singing, ably accompanied by live keyboards, with the lighting underlining well the mood, punctuating the joke and energising the scene transitions.

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 2 days ago

This is a musical that is as funny as it is uplifting, and like shows from the same producers before it, could, and should, have a future life. But until then, Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! is the must-see musical of this Edinburgh Fringe.

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