A Shoddy Detective and the Art of Deception

Theatre (comedy, farce)

  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 22:15
  • Aug 13
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Shoddy Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations


A bumbling detective is called upon to uncover the mystery of a priceless stolen painting, but when he cannot solve it himself he is forced to enlist the help of an old nemesis. Together, the pair must interrogate the many characterful suspects that reside at the manor, in order to catch the conniving culprit and solve the crime of the century. A multi-roling, slapstick comedy bringing the classics of comedy to the 21st century. **** (LondonPubTheatres.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our FOH team can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Ejiro 43 days ago

5 stars all round! What a truly excellent show, one of the best things I’ve seen all month, the cast were incredible and not a single beat was missed! I kept laughing so much I almost cried, please do not miss this show, watch it as soon as possible because the rewatches are going to be high for this one!

Toby 45 days ago

Run don’t walk to this classic slapstick show.

A 4 person team that will have you laughing throughout, highly recommend.

Glyn Thomas 46 days ago

If you only go to one show. Make this the first one to chose.

Excellent, very clever and brilliantly executed.

The tray smashing, very realistic. The actor playing both male and female parts at the same time superb.

Very well performed with just a team of four.

Glyn & Jane

Sean Roberts 46 days ago

***** Such a great and fun watch, don’t miss this!

Cynthia Shaw 48 days ago

What a hilarious play! I laughed and laughed. And so did the rest of the audience. The play is so well written with all kinds of double entendres and plays on words and utter silliness. The acting is so fun, and the character work is brilliant amongst the entire cast. The ensemble work amongst the actors is so tightly knit and timed just perfectly. They work so well together and play off each other in the broad humor. If you like British farce plays like One Man, Two Guvnors, Noises Off!, The Play that Goes Wrong, then you will love this play!

Janet W 49 days ago

Superb! Solid hilarity from start to finish. Particularly liked the accent work Lass! Also channeling of John Cleese and Julie Walters

Mark Walls 49 days ago

So the show last night - a real treat and one of the best shows we have seen this week. Polished and very funny - a must-see. One word of warning - take some water as the venue was VERY hot.......

Anne McIntyre 49 days ago

Great show full of laughs and good old slapstick! Talented bunch, great writing and well worth going to see.

Heather Brown 50 days ago

Hilarious and high energy farce- loved this show!

Simon Argyle 52 days ago

I loved this show. Very well written, superbly acted and a great late evening treat. All the characters were excellent, but special mention to Bertha! Lots of laugh out loud moments and a clever ending. A true tour de farce!

Nora 53 days ago

Hilarious show with great actors. Big recommendation to this one, go see it if you can!! Is not to missed!

Tanai Mansingh 55 days ago

An amazing experience with amazing performances by the cast !!! Absolutely worth a watch !!

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