Four tracks from Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! are now available to stream on music streaming services including Spotify. You can now listen to
‘Kathy and Stella’s Murder Podcast’, ‘Part of the Story’, ‘If I Didn’t Have You (I Would Die)’ and ‘The Approval of Strangers’ as the hilarious whodunnit has its press night at HOME Manchester tonight where it runs until 21 October following a second sell-out year at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and playing to packed at Bristol Old Vic last month.
The cast includes Bronté Barbé (Newsies, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre) as Kathy, Rebekah Hinds (Oklahoma! Young Vic/ West End) as Stella, Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, West End) as Felicia, TJ Lloyd (Guys and Dolls, Sheffield Crucible) as Justin and Imelda Warren-Green (Doctor Who: Time Fracture, Immersive LDN) as Erica. Chelsea Hall, Jacob Kohli and Sarah Pearson complete the cast.
This big-hearted, laugh-out-loud musical originally brought to the stage by Francesca Moody Productions (Fleabag, Olivier Award winner Baby Reindeer, Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons) and Kater Gordon (2:22, Vanya), reunites the writing and musical talents of Jon Brittain – Book & Lyrics / Co-Director (Olivier Award winner Rotterdam) and Matthew Floyd Jones
– Music & Lyrics / Musical Director (Frisky and Mannish) who previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed, Fringe First award-winning A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).
The full creative team includes Jon Brittain as Co-Director, Matthew Floyd Jones as Musical Director, Fabian Aloise as Co-director and Choreographer, Cecilia Carey as Set and Costume Designer, Tingying Dong as Co-Sound Designer, Dan Samson as Co-Sound Designer, Peter Small as Lighting Designer, Charlie Ingles as Orchestrator and CoMusical Supervisor. Charlie Martin as Associate Director, Caitlin Morgan as Associate Musical Director, Bethany Gupwell as Associate Lighting Designer, Ed Borgnis as Production Manager, Inga Davis-Rutter as Musical Supervisor, Anna Dixon as Costume Supervisor, Charlotte King as Props Supervisor, Gillian Greer as Dramaturge, Annelie Powell CDG as Casting Director and Alice Walters as Casting Assistant.
“This is impossible! We’ve got no motives. No suspects. We don’t know anything! Who knew solving a murder would be so hard?” BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull’s least successful true crime podcast. When their favourite author is killed, they are thrust into a thrilling whodunnit of their own! Can they crack the case (and become global podcast superstars) before the killer strikes again…?