Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder



Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2 – 28 August

Bristol Old Vic
13 – 30 September

HOME, Manchester
5 – 21 October


“This is impossible! We’ve got motives. No Suspects. We don’t know anything! Who knew solving a murder would be so hard?”

Murder obsessed BFFs Kathy and Stella host Hull’s least successful true-crime podcast. When their favourite author is killed, they are thrust into a thrilling whodunnit of their own! Can they crack the case (and become global podcast superstars) before the killer strikes again…?

This laugh-out-loud musical reunites the writing and musical talents of Jon Brittain and Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish) who last collaborated on the critically acclaimed, Fringe First award-winning A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).


Book and Lyrics: Jon Brittain
Music and Lyrics: Matthew Floyd Jones
Director: Jon Brittain
Choreographer: Fabian Aloise
Set & Costume Designer: Cecilia Carey
Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Associate Lighting Designer: Bethany Gupwell
Sound Designer: Tingying Dong
Production Manager: Ed Borgnis
Dramaturge: Gillian Greer
Casting Director: Annelie Powell

Producers 2022: Francesca Moody Productions & Kater Gordon

Producers 2023: Francesca Moody Productions, Kater Gordon, Wessex Grove and Fiery Angel

Developed with support from Silent Uproar.


A night of utter, unalloyed joy – I defy you not to fall in love with it.’ ★★★★★ The I 

 ‘A thrilling foray into silliness.’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Daftly entertaining.” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Not just funny and irreverent: it’s also got heart.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Peppy, propulsive … very funny.’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Bloody marvellous.’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘Unmissable show.’ ★★★★ Daily Mail 

‘Comedy gold.’ ★★★★ TimeOut 

‘Pure joy.’ ★★★★★ The Arts Desk

A gripping plot, excellent performances and a healthy dose of silliness.’ ★★★★ Fest

Witty and irreverent.’ ★★★★ The List 

Fast-paced, clever, funny and bang up to date.’ ★★★★ Scotsman 

‘Uproarious fun.’ ★★★★ Three Weeks 

‘Death by giggles.’ ★★★★ Broadway World

Buy your tickets while you can.’★★★★★ One4Review

‘I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much’ ★★★★★ Lost in Theatre Land 

‘A score that would rival any West-End show.’ ★★★★★ West End Best Friend 

The must-see musical.’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘It sounds great, looks great, makes ’em laugh, and sends the people away happy’ ★★★★ Quintessential Review


WINNER: Best Musical Edinburgh Fringe, Musical Theatre Review


Roundabout, Edinburgh Festival 

3 – 28 August 2022