Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder! A New Comedy Musical


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The hilarious comedy musical from the Olivier Award-winners behind Fleabag, Baby Reindeer and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) returns!



Bronté Barbé

Bronté’s work in theatre includes: ‘Katherine’ in Newsies (Troubador Theatre London), ‘Mary’ in What’s New Pussycat’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Ado Annie’ in Oklahoma at Chichester, starring as ‘Carole King’ in the first UK tour of the musical Beautiful, ’Jane’ in the concert version of Girlfriends at the Bishopsgate Institute, ‘Nadine’ in Drew McOnie’s production of The Wild Party at The Other Palace, ‘Little Match Girl’ in Striking 12 at the Union Theatre, ‘Helen/Vinnie’ in The Donkey Show (Proud London) and ‘Princess Fiona’ in the UK tour of Shrek, and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ before this. She started performing at a very young age in her hometown of Macclesfield. In 2010 she was selected as one of the final 10 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy  – Over the Rainbow’. Following this, Bronté attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she gained the Gyearbuor Asante prize for Acting and graduated with first class honours.

After finishing Mountview she made her professional debut as ‘Odette’ in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios).

Other credits include: Years & Years (BBC), Call the Midwife (BBC), ‘Sharon’ in Cool Rider – The Grease 2 concert (Lyric Theatre, West End) and cast recording, Momentous Musicals UK Tour, ‘Penny Pingleton’ in Hairspray (Kuala Lumpur/Singapore) and the role of ‘Megan’ in the But I’m a Cheerleader workshop directed by Jerry Mitchell.

Rebekah Hinds

Training: Rebekah trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre includes: Oklahoma! (Young Vic/West End); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Rep); Paradise (Hampstead); Much Ado About Nothing (Watford Palace); Grotty (The Bunker); Humble Boy (Orange Tree); Anita & Me (UK Tour); The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon UK Tour – Olivier Award Nominated); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange); Around the World (Sadler’s Wells & Mint Theater, New York); The Little Prince – Concert (Savoy); Sondheim Prom (Royal Albert Hall).

TV includes: Scarborough, Inside No. 9, The Syndicate (BBC) Trollied (Sky1); Shameless (Channel 4); Aunties, Stains of Staines (Pilot).

Film includes: Who Fired That Cannon? (Collab Films); Shandyland (Northern Stage); The Public Benefits (Zoom Films); Woman of the Night (Badgerboy Productions).

Radio includes: I heart Amy, Omega (Wireless); Animal Instinct (Audible); The Phlebotomist (BBC Radio 3).

Rebekah won the Audience Favourite Award in the Musical Comedy Awards 2019 as half of comedy duo Maris Piper.

Imelda Warren-Green

Training: Graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a first-class honours degree in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Zo in Public The Musical, Celeste Amorea in Doctor Who: Time Fracture (BBC); Kris in Spitfire (Charing Cross Theatre); Miss California in Little Miss Sunshine (UK tour); Cinderella the Musical (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Support Artist for Tom Jones (Hampton Court Palace Festival); Support Artist for Lionel Ritchie (Hampton Court Palace Festival); Tiger in The Little Mermaid (Liverpool Everyman); Young Beth in As The Crow Flies (Salisbury Playhouse & UK tour); Jamie Pack in Out There (Union Theatre); Denny in Bad Girls (Union Theatre); Stepsister in Cinderella (Chiswick House and Gardens); Miriam in Nativity Blues (Eastern Angles); Nan in Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre); Soloist in Ladies Who Lunch (Battersea Barge).

Television credits include: Young Leaf in Golden Oldies (Nickelodeon).

Jodie Jacobs

Theatre Credits Include: Last Easter (Orange Tree Theatre), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cadogan Hall), Rock of Ages (Original West End Cast – Broadway World Award for Best Supporting Actress), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre), Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (The Duke of York’s Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Lizzie (London and Denmark – Off West End Award nomination and West End Wilma Award nomination), Footloose (UK and Ireland Tour), The Wedding Singer (UK and Ireland Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (both Shakespeare in the Squares), Cinderella and Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith), Myth (The Other Palace), Disaster – The Musical (Charing Cross Theatre), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse) and several others.

TV and Audio Credits Include: The Offering (Millennium Media), Talk Sport, The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network) and Drop Zone (BBC).

TJ Lloyd

Training: TJ trained at The BRIT School

Theatre Credits include; Alderman Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Nottingham Playhouse), Sultan Pepper in Alladdin (Loughborough Town Hall), Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible), PC Pong in Aladdin (New Brighton), William Barfee in Spelling Bee (Drayton Arms), Chief O’Reilly in Bananaman The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), Ray in Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (OBIE Theatre).


Jon Brittain

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director.

His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017, he went on to direct Richard Gadd’s debut play Baby Reindeer, which won the same award in 2020.

His other work includes the cult hit shows Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, the Fringe First Award-winning A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), and the UK Theatre Award-winning Billionaire Boy: The Musical.

He directed both of John Kearns’s Fosters Award winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick as well as shows for Tom Allen, Mat Ewins, Tom Rosenthal and others.

He co-wrote a dozen episodes of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball and was a staff writer on seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.

Matthew Floyd Jones

Matthew Floyd Jones is a musician, writer and performer.

He is known as one half of comedy duo Frisky & Mannish, the “undisputed hit of the Edinburgh Fringe” (Herald) and “global phenomenon” (Times). Finalists for the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year prize in 2010, their appearances have included solo gigs at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Sydney Opera House, headlining in the West End, multiple UK tours, dozens of international festivals, several performances on BBC Radio 1, and a featured slot on BBC2’s The Culture Show.

His solo show Richard Carpenter is Close to You won the Buxton Fringe New Writing Award, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe, transferred to London, and toured to Australia. He composed the score for Jon Brittain’s Fringe First Award-winning play A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Other composing/arranging work includes 2012: An Olympic Vaudeville (Greenwich Theatre), and several immersive events for the Gingerline Group.

He has musically directed work for the Young Vic, CAST Doncaster, Jermyn St Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse. His acting credits include Miss Nightingale (Hippodrome), Camera Lucida (Barbican), Heels of Glory (Chelsea Theatre), Punch (Underbelly), The Secret Garden (King’s Head) and Oklahoma! (Sadler’s Wells).

Cecilia Carey

From a Graphic Design background, Cecilia went on to train at the Motley Theatre Design Course and her work since then has covered a broad spectrum, from site specific performances and traditional theatre to live events, installations and several unique projects for hospitals.

The pandemic cut short Cecilia’s last two projects: the Olivier award winning show Baby Reindeer, by Richard Gadd, directed by Jon Brittain, but is due back in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway and Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham directed by Pia Furtado, in opera form for 3-7 year olds for Opera North.

Projects prior include The Snow Queen (The Sherman Theatre) dir Tessa Walker, Jekyll & Hyde (Birmingham Rep Theatre) dir Tessa Walker, Tidy Up (Peut-Etre and Gt. Ormond Street Hospital), Four Realms of Christmas (Westfield immersive for Disney), Consensual (Soho theatre) dir Pia Furtado, Crimp 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Guildhall) dir. Chris Kelham, Vicky’s Place (re-design of an Oncology ward at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital) Vital Arts, Beyond the Waterfall (Bompas & Parr).

Fabian Aloise

Fabian’s work has been critically acclaimed and garnered him multiple award nominations including the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Choreography and the Stage Debut Award for Best Creative West End Debut, all for his work on EVITA (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) directed by Jamie Lloyd which also won The Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.

Further nominations for his choreography include; the 2018 OFFIE (Off West End Award) which he won for his work on Kander and Ebb’s THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse starring Caroline O’Connor and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Choreography for his work on OUR HOUSE (UK Tour) starring George Sampson.

Other choreography credits include: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Soho Theatre), MADAGASCAR (UK/Asian Tour), WORKING (Southwark Playhouse), ON THE TOWN (BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall), THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL ( Old Vic- Dir Jamie Lloyd), BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY (Hoxton Hall), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE ( Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre)

Associate choreographer/Resident choreographer for Peter Darling on MATILDA (UK tour /West End respectively) and as associate choreographer to the Australian premier company of MATILDA.

Associate choreographer to Arlene Phillips on European productions of WE WILL ROCK YOU and as assistant choreographer to Karen Bruce on FAME (UK national tour)

Most recently Fabian choreographed the first non-replica production of Stephen Schwartz’s WICKED in Hamburg, Germany directed by Lindsay Posner. He has also choreographed the first professional UK production of BRING IT ON – THE MUSICAL by Tom Kitt, Lin Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Jeff Whitty  which premiered in London December 2021.

Peter Small

Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and now lights productions across theatre, dance and opera. He was nominated for two 2018 Off West End Best Lighting Awards for Black Mountain for Paines Plough at the Orange Tree Theatre and A Girl In School Uniform (Walks In To A Bar) at the New Diorama Theatre, for which he was also a finalist for the 2018 Theatre and Tech Award for Creative Innovation in Lighting.

Other recent projects include lighting Baby Reindeer (Bush Theatre, Paines Plough’s Roundabout) Square Go (Theatre 59E59, New York, Paines Plough’s Roundabout and UK tour), Angry Alan (Soho Theatre and Aspen Fringe) and Do Our Best (Edinburgh Fringe) all three for Francesca Moody Productions; You Stupid Darkness! (Paines Plough at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Southwark Playhouse); Radio (Arcola); Orlando (VAULT Festival); three of the 2019 Paines Plough Roundabout tour shows: Daughterhood, Dexter And Winter’s Detective Agency and On The Other Hand, We’re Happy; Paines Plough Roundabout Tour productions 2017-19, including the Offie Nominated Black Mountain; Ad Libido (VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and UK Tour); Old Fools (Southwark Playhouse); Plastic (Poleroid Theatre at the Old Red Lion and Mercury Theatre, Colchester) and A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) (New Diorama).

Tingying Dong

Ting grew up in Beijing and studied in the Netherlands before moving to the UK.  She trained at LAMDA and is a sound designer, composer, and theatre maker.

Recent productions include The Breach, Peggy For You, Folk (Hampstead Theatre); After The End, The Sun, The Moon, And The Stars (Theatre Royal Stratford East); A Christmas Carol (Composer, Nottingham Playhouse/Alexandra Palace); Two Billion Beats(Orange Tree Theatre); Antigone (Storyhouse); Klippies (Young Vic); My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do) (Turbine Theatre/Underbelly. WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production); Jerker (King’s Head Theatre); Imaginarium (Online World Tour).  Radio composition includes Humane.  Short Film composition includes Medea/Worn; My Last Duchess.  Nominations include Off West End Award for Best Sound Design (The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; Jerker).

Bethany Gupwell

Credits include: A-Typical Rainbow (Turbine Theatre); The Pirate, The Princess and The Platypus (Polka Theatre); We Started To Sing (Arcola Theatre); Wolf Cub, Little Scratch (Hampstead Theatre); The Woods (Southwark Playhouse); Rice, Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre); You Heard Me (ARC Stockton and Tour); Interruptions (Jackson’s Lane Theatre) Albatross (The Playground); When Darkness Falls (Park200/Tour); Fitter, Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre); Talking Heads (Watford Palace); Tipping the Velvet (Mountview); The Last Harvest (National Youth Theatre); Trade (UK Tour); Queen of the Mist (Charing Cross Theatre); Keep Watching (New Diorama); Zorba (Eve Lyons Theatre); Chess (Electric Theatre); I’d Rather Go Blind (Omnibus Theatre); Dracula (Leicester Curve); Sweet Like Chocolate Boy (Brockley Jack); Madrigal, The Plaza, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Free (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama).

Gillian Greer

Her debut play PETALS was nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play in 2015 and later adapted for radio winning the Celtic Media Festival Award for Best Radio Drama 2020 with Near FM. Her second play MEAT was shortlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and ran at Theatre503 in early 2020 to critical acclaim. She is an associate writer with Middle Child and is currently developing new work with Abbey Theatre and 45North Productions. She is currently Literary Manager at Soho Theatre.

Annelie Powell

Following five years in the casting dept at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Annelie was appointed Head of Casting at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres in 2017 and has also continued to work as a freelancer since. Annelie is incredibly passionate about seeking out exemplary, diverse performers and has a wealth of casting experience from new writing, to the classics.

Upcoming and recent theatre projects include MISCHIEF SEASON ( RSC), THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (STRATFORD EAST; dir. Emma Baggot) THE HOUSE OF SHADES (Almeida Theatre; dir.. Blanche McIntyre); WENDY AND PETER PAN (Leeds Playhouse; dir. Jonathan Munby and Rupert Hands), WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT? (Birmingham Rep dir.. Luke Sheppard) HARM (Bush Theatre dir.: Atri Banerjee); ROMEO & JULIET (Regent’s Park; dir. Kimberly Sykes) FAUSTUS, THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Lyric Hammersmith; dir. Caroline Byrne ); VASSA (Almeida Theatre; dir. Tinuke Craig);

Work for NST included : Peter Morgan’s THE AUDIENCE, (dir. Sam Hodges); John Brittain’s Musical of David Walliams’ BILLIONAIRE BOY (dir. Luke Sheppard); Howard Brenton’s THE SHADOW FACTORY (dir.  Sam Hodges); DON CARLOS starring Tom Burke (NST co- production); A STREECAR NAMED DESRE (dir. Chelsea Walker, also for Theatre Clwyd & English Touring Theatre) & FANTASTIC MR. FOX (dir. by Maria Aberg).

Select Credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company: HAMLET (dir. Simon Godwin), KING LEAR, IMPERIUM (dir. Gregory Doran), MYTH (dir: Kirsty Housley ) THE ROVER (dir. Loveday Ingram), SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY (dir. Erica Whyman), TWO NOBLE KINSMAN (dir. Blanche McIntyre), WENDY AND PETER PAN (dir. Jonathan Munby), OPPENHEIMER (dir. Angus Jackson, inc West End Transfer – co casting), THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY (dir. Philip Breen – co casting), FAUSTUS (dir. Maria Aberg – co casting) and DON QUIXOTE (dir. Angus Jackson – co casting)

Television and film work includes credits on series for NETFLIX and APPLE, NICKOLODEON, BBC, CHANNEL 4 alongside independent films varying from animation to horror.

Francesca Moody

Francesca Moody MBE is an Olivier award-winning Theatre Producer. She has produced theatre at the Edinburgh Festival, on and off London’s West-End, on tour in the UK and internationally. She is best known as the original producer of the multi-award winning FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has produced globally on behalf of DryWrite, most recently in London’s West-End when it was also recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. 

In 2020, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Francesca led and coordinated the Fleabag for Charity campaign, streaming FLEABAG NT Live on Amazon and Soho Theatre on Demand, raising over £1,000,000 for charities supporting those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following this, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman, Francesca established the Theatre Community Fund, raising a further £1,000,000 to support theatrical artists and professionals whose livelihoods and creative futures have been threatened in the wake of Covid-19.

Francesca is also the former Producer of leading British new writing theatre company Paines Plough, where she produced and developed plays by leading UK playwrights including Dennis Kelly, Duncan Macmillan, James Graham and Kate Tempest. She was also the Executive Producer at curious directive.

Francesca has received an Olivier Award, eight Fringe First Awards and three Off West End Awards for her productions. She is a trustee of The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre and an Honorary Associate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In 2022 she was awarded an MBE for services to Charitable Fundraising for the Arts in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours.