New Old Friends take to The Core with Crimes Under The Sun

Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends bring their comedy thriller Crimes Under the Sun to The Core at Corby Cube on Thursday 17 May.

A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene after a scandal inducing femme-fatale is fatally felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but is everything here quite what it seems?

Crimes Under the Sun Pamela Raith Photography
Crimes Under the Sun Pamela Raith Photography

Inspired by Agatha Christie, 39 Steps, and film noir, Crimes Under the Sun is a hilarious yet murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat. The show features the company’s trademark of just four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that races along in a romp.

Crimes Under the Sun is directed by James Farrell, whose directing credits include Pericles (RSC) and Han

dlebards (national and international tours) and associate director credits include The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre and tour) and Neville’s Island (Chichester Festival Theatre and Duke of Yorks).

New Old Friends are a theatre company dedicated to creating original comedy theatre. Previous shows include Silly Songs of Shakespeare and their critically acclaimed adaptation of Anthony Horowitzs The Falcons Malteser. Their “Crimes…” series began with Crimes Against Christmas in 2016, followed by Crimes on the Christmas Express and Home for Christmas. In 2017 they won the Creative Bath Award for Writing.

Crimes Under the Sun can be seen at The Core on Thursday 17 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15* (concessions £13) and can be booked by calling the Ticket Office on 01536 470 470 or online at

* A transaction fee of £1 applies to telephone and website bookings of £15 and over only. Does not apply in person, or to Groups, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

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Becki is a theatre lover originally from Birmingham. She founded On Stage Northants in 2017, and is passionate about promoting Northampton performing arts. She also works for Royal & Derngate as Marketing and Press Assistant. Can usually be found behind the scenes, and occasionally in front of them too. Becki also blogs at StageyRebel