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Are You Being Murdered? (Arthur Bostrom Presented By James Seabright)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

This is definitely one for all the whodunnit fans out there. The show focuses on the mystery of a fictional murder on the set of the sitcom ‘Are You Being Served?’, told through a monologue by David, an extra on the show. Once the story picked up its pace, I found myself actively trying to solve the case and was entirely gripped. Arthur Bostrom’s storytelling is compelling and dynamic as he navigates the moments of high drama and eccentricity. The script by David Semple is very clever and very funny, and is well handled by director James Ball. There are plenty of references to old school BBC stuff, which could be alienating, but – in fact – the show never loses its abroad appeal. Such a pleasant surprise.

Pleasance at EICC, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]