Following in the footsteps of 2021’s Crimes of a Country Garden and last year’s much-loved audio advent calendar, Crimes Against Christmas (OnComm Award winner), New Old Friends return with a new online adventure. Crimes on Centre Court sees Penny & Perry Pink (no relation) on another hilarious and thrilling case for the P. Pink Detective Agency. An international cast of characters played by company founders Heather Westwell and Feargus Woods Dunlop ensure plenty of laughs and leads to explore as the case twists and turns its way to conclusion. The self-contained series will run for ten 15-20 minute free episodes released each weekday.
Penny is now established as the top detective, and Perry is happy to work undercover. This case has the P.P.D.A hired by the new Lord Knows to investigate his father’s death at Wombledon Tennis Club. The police, and everyone else, don’t think the death of a nonagenarian alcoholic with health issues is that suspicious, but young Lord Hugh thinks otherwise. Penny takes on the case and Perry is installed as a wild card at the prestigious Wombledon International Invitational Tournament.
Heather Westwell said, “We are so excited to be doing another comedy whodunnit this summer. We’re having a lot of fun recording it. This time, we’ve even got a silly barbershop quartet on board helping us tell the story, it was hilarious to do the recording, I hope the same is true of hearing it!”
New Old Friends are an award-winning theatre company dedicated to creating original comedy theatre, founded in 2008 and run by husband and wife team Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell. Last year saw New Old Friends release the first in a new audio drama series Comedy Whodunnits For Your Ears, with Crimes Against Christmas (OnComm Award winner) charting at #2 in the Apple iTunes Fiction chart and inside the top 200 overall podcast charts as well as featuring on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. This August, Crimes, Camera, Action is premiering in Bath (26th – 28th August) before a national tour in Spring 2022. Meanwhile Crimes in Egypt (formerly named Crimes on the Nile) will return to the stage this Autumn for a national tour. In 2017 and 2018 New Old Friends were awarded the Creative Bath Award for writing. Previous shows also include five instalments of the hugely popular Crimes… series of comedy thrillers, including 2019’s spring hit Crimes on the Nile. In summer 2019, their adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’ The Falcon’s Malteser enjoyed a six-week run at London’s Vaults Theatre. It was selected as a ‘Critic’s Choice’ for ‘Best Family Shows’ by the Guardian. Their latest show for families, Swiss Family Robinson (Top 40 Christmas shows 2019, inews) premiered at The Core at Corby Cube in 2019.
Crimes On Centre Court is available on all major platforms, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify
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