Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, Nationwide, United Kingdom
By Alice Barber, Olivia Race and Claire-Marie Seddon
Original musical arrangements by Claire-Marie Seddon
Directed by Olivia Race
Designed by Celia Perkins
Filmed by Grant Archer
Digital experience by James Clare
Graphic design by Ria Barnes
It’s 1954 and you’ve just arrived at the Coliseum for the opening night of Shakespeare’s Macbe…The Scottish Play.
Moments before curtain up, Front of House Manager Edward Fitch is found… dead!
Everyone is a suspect – and it’s up to you to figure out whodunnit.
Some say this particular play is cursed, and we’re inclined to agree… after all, there was also that accidental stabbing in ’47*…
With ‘50s inspired musical numbers, this tongue-in-cheek interactive murder mystery is part theatre, part film and part video game, all taking place online.
Return to the theatre for the first time since March 2020 without physically leaving your home. You will be presented with a series of choices that determine which scenes you see, and have the chance to explore the historic Coliseum building on a special game board taking you to familiar spaces, plus rarely seen backstage areas.
This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
*True story: in January 1947 an actor named Harold Norman was accidentally stabbed on stage at Oldham Coliseum Theatre (known then as Oldham Repertory Theatre) during a performance of Macbeth. He died the following month at Oldham Royal Infirmary after his wound became infected and his ghost is said to haunt the Coliseum.