In 1923 Agatha Christie perfected the murder mystery. In 2023 Hot Cousin will butcher it.
Over the festive period, the audience will piece together an online collage of clues and become central characters in the story.
This ode to Agatha Christie in a digital space exploits the short form nature of social media to serve daily doses of high camp crime. Loosely inspired by The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Christie’s own disappearance and true crime culture, Murder Ballad! asks; what can the internet bring to solving a mystery? How can we unite across the globe to become Hercule Poirot? And WHO THE BLOODY HELL DUNNIT?
Murder Ballad! will contain: internet drama, camp restagings, testimonials, thinly veiled political satire, memes, live stream arguments, deep dives, surreal response videos, audio walks and murder. A lot of murder.
Audience members will have the option of becoming active characters in the show by sending us short videos or voice recordings which will be used as content. Or you can act as detectives from your bedrooms.