A Shoddy Detective & The Art Of Deception

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Showing on:
Sat 15 April 2023
Age Guidance:
All Ages

When a priceless painting goes missing at Lord and Lady Raeburn’s private auction, it’s down to bumbling Detective Stuart Pidcock to uncover the mystery.

However, when he cannot solve it himself he is forced to enlist the help of an old nemesis to 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 multi-rolling, slapstick farce inspired by classics of comedy, such as the Carry Ons, Only Fools and Horses, Tommy Cooper, Naked Gun, Dads Army, Airplane, Morecambe and Wise, Two Ronnie’s and so many more.


Written by Mitch Donaldson, Josh Thompson, Zach Devereaux, Lucy Wordsworth, Megan Found, Oliver
Adapted by Mitch Donaldson & Becky Bartram
Sound & Lighting by Asa-Kae Rodney-Bartlett
Set Construction by David Pickering
Photography by Ross Day Photography
Production Filming by Cutleaf Productions
Produced by Mitch Donaldson on behalf of Shoddy Theatre Ltd

The farce had the audience laughing throughout

North East Theatre Reviews

 Witty, endearing and good clean fun

The Reviews Hub

 I knew I was in for a night of comedy and they certainly delivered

A View From The Outside

Shoddy by name but not shoddy by nature

London Pub Theatre

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