Crimes on Centre Court - New Wolsey Theatre

Crimes on Centre Court

Performed from Tue 10 — Wed 11 Oct

Crimes on Centre Court Official Trailer

New Old Friends Theatre Company

A vintage-style poster in a colour scheme of muted white, black, green and yellow. A man in white clothes stands on a tennis court, holding an old-fashioned tennis racket across himself for protection, looking on in horror as multiple tennis balls head towards him from behind the viewer. A woman in white clothing sits in the umpire's chair, eating ice cream and looking shocked at the scene below. Black text on the image reads 'Crimes on Centre Court, by New Old Friends.'

Presented by New Old Friends in association with MAST Mayflower Studios.

Lord Knows, the chair of The Whombledun International Invitational Tennis Tournament, has died and his son Hugh is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in private investigators Perry & Penny Pink...

What transpires has all the hallmarks of multi-award-winning New Old Friends particular brand of theatrical hilarity: a cast of four performers play countless characters with quick-fire changes and quicker wits. Expect mirth, murder and mayhem, with a side of tennis.

Crimes on Centre Court, based on a story from the award-winning podcast (#2 in iTunes fiction chart), toured to great acclaim in 2021 and is an ace of a show which you’re sure to (fifteen) love. This deucey treat will rally the spirits and leave you wanting a second serve-ing of the volley of gags and visual delights. You won’t see it game set and matched anywhere else. New Old Friends have built a national reputation with their wildly inventive set-pieces, twisty plots and commitment to unadulterated entertainment.

Age guidance 12+. Contains mild bad language, innuendo and murder.

Reviews of Crimes on Centre Court

What the press say

'a hilarious serve-and-volley tennis match played out on stage'

The Stage

'a barrage of deliciously hilarious one-liners and belly-aching back-handers.'

British Theatre Guide

'Five stars across the board'

Bath Chronicle

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