A Shoddy Detective And The Art Of Deception comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.
A slapstick whodunnit featuring four actors, a dozen characters and a whole load of chaos heads to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre later this month.
Following its hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Shoddy Theatre is taking A Shoddy Detective And The Art Of Deception on tour, visiting the Scarborough venue on 25 May.
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 Shoddy Detective And The Art Of Deception is a slapstick farce inspired by classics of comedy including the Carry Ons, Only Fools and Horses, Tommy Cooper, Naked Gun, Dad’s Army, Airplane, Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and many more.
Shoddy Theatre was first established in 2018 when six soon-to-be-graduating actors from East 15 devised their final term show The Art of Deception. The show was such a hit that it was awarded funding from Essex University to become an established theatrical production company and that’s when Shoddy Theatre was born. Since then Shoddy have sold out their run at The Camden Fringe 2019 and The New Normal Festival 2020.
A Shoddy Detective And The Art Of Deception can be seen at the SJT at 7.45pm on Thursday 25 May. Tickets are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at http://www.sjt.uk.com/