This year, my new one-man show is called Mystery Makers and sets the rather ambitious goal of creating a mystery story live on the spot. No plan. No limits. Some props. You, my audience will help The Fictional Detective write, direct and star in a brand new brilliantly-plotted whodunnit, full of twists, turns, drama, danger and herrings of every colour imaginable. Expect audience participation, off-the-cuff improvisation, fast rapping, laughter, a couple of admittedly awkward bits, ukulele playing and fun.
The Fictional Detective is a character created for the online Blue Peter mystery, when he jumped out of a book to solve the mystery of the missing last page. He has now jumped even further, appearing at Latitude Festival, Wychwood Festival and – hopefully – that one you are organising.
Here is a taster of how it went down at Wychwood Festival, May 31st 2019 (with Gemma Hastilow illustrating).