Murder in the West End!

There’s Murder in the West End this Halloween as an ancient curse turns cast members of London’s leading shows into method-acting murderers! The curtain has fallen on unsuspecting cast, crew and front of house, meeting their maker in ghoulish fashion. Be it strangled by a lasso, bumped off by a dustbin lid or smothered by a chocolate gateaux..

Wicked tricks, tainted treats and a halloween disco with excessive special effects

Escaping through the stage door, the cursed cast celebrate by throwing the most theatrical, horror fuelled post-show party of all time at their favourite late night haunt, The Phoenix Artist Club. Originally the haunted rehearsal rooms of the Phoenix Theatre, the bar’s ghosts and ghouls leak delectable party details, with rumours of potion cocktail-making and hauntingly good performances from West End stars. Wicked tricks, tainted treats and a halloween disco with excessive special effects have also been whispered backstage and in the foyers.

But be quick, because the guest list is close to bursting! Only limited spaces remain. Those who dare to attend must follow the dress code, arriving as their favourite West End character, alive or dead. Those that don’t make a spectre of themselves will fall victim to the ‘ usher’s curse’ and be doomed to sell programmes and sweets ’til the end of time.

Murder in the West End is running from 27th to 29th of October from 10:30pm 'til late.

Tickets are now on sale via: https://murderinthewestend.eventbrite.co.uk

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