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Cahoots NI serves up spooky murder mystery The Assistant's Revenge

Belfast-based children's theatre company will produce new "dark and devious" murder mystery, The Assistant's Revenge, this autumn.

Created by Charles Way, Paul Bosco McEneaney and Ursula Burns, the new play is a detective story for children and adults alike and will be touring across Ireland this September and October.

The Assistant’s Revenge tells the story of small-time Private Eye Sam Sullivan, who answers the phone one night to hear a frightened voice on the end of the line claiming someone is trying to kill them.

The voice leads him to a strange travelling show at the edge of town where he meets Felix, an escapologist, and his assistants, Molly and Crystal, one of whom appears to have murder in mind.

Director, Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney said: “The Assistant’s Revenge is the perfect piece of theatre for families at this time of year- it’s spooky, it’s stylish and it’s filled with incredible illusions, live original music and huge special effects.

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The Assistant's Revenge

"We can’t wait to watch our young audiences solve this mystery with their families in the lead up to Halloween.”

Gilly Campbell, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, added: “The multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed, Cahoots NI, continues to bring world-class children’s theatre to young people with their brand new show, The Assistant’s Revenge. 

"The Arts Council is delighted to support this production, through National Lottery funding, which will be enjoyed by many children across the region, helping to bring great art to everyone.”

Tour dates:

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30 -The Market Place Theatre, Armagh
  • Wednesday, October 4 - Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
  • Friday, October 6 - Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
  • Sunday, October 8 - Waterside Theatre, Derry/Londonderry
  • Saturday, October 14 - Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey

The Assistant’s Revenge will return to Belfast for a special performance in March 2018.

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