The image shows illustrated playing cards with the actors Stephen Fry, Alfred Enoch, Tamzin Outhwaite, Sharon D. Clarke, Rebecca Front, Sir Derek Jacobi, Griff Rhys Jones and Fiona Button on their own cards, their names written above and below their portraits. The cards are scattered around near a stack of other cards close by, the top of which shows a card covered in question marks. The background is dark grey with a white floorplan of a house faintly traced over it, red splattered across the top. The words 'What a Carve Up!' in yellow, mix-and-match fonts can be read on the left of the image.


What would you say if we told you we had a new online show coming up about one of the most corrupt, powerful and toxic families in the country, featuring an amazing cast including Stephen Fry, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sharon D. Clarke, Rebecca Front and Tamzin Outhwaite to name a few?

We’ve teamed up with the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, and The Barn Theatre, Cirencester, to co-produce an online adaptation of Jonathan Coes’ critically acclaimed, award-winning novel What a Carve Up! and, trust us, you’re not going to want to miss it!

January 1991. Six people are dead. Murdered.

One thing in common – they are all members of the same dangerously powerful family.

One prime suspect – the celebrated writer in the middle of compiling their family history.

A simple open and shut case?

Anything but.

Directed by Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling), the satirical murder-mystery play will be available from Saturday 31 October to Sunday 29 November and a portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to a freelance fund to support theatre workers.

The show has an age guidance of 16+ and features strong language and graphic descriptions of murder.


Click here to find out more and book your tickets.


Please note that our ticket refund process for Jack and the Beanstalk and Autumn Season also continues and we’d like to say thank you for your kind patience whilst we work through the refunds.

The first tentative steps to reconnect with you, our audience, are finally here. It’s been too long, but nothing would make us happier than if you could join us in some way this Autumn. 


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