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MURDER BALLAD!

PRESENTED BY HOT COUSIN
A murder on social media where you become Hercule Poirot and join our online party for the big reveal.

In 1923 Agatha Christie perfected the murder mystery. In 2023 Hot Cousin will butcher it.

Become a detective and piece together an online collage of clues over the course of the fortnight, ending in a big online messy gathering where the murderer is revealed. 

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. 

Part 1: A murder (gasp!) will take place on social media – follow @omnibustheatre and @hot_cousin to get your daily clue.

Part 2: THE GATHERING is an online party in which you can watch how the clues are stitched together and participate in the solving of a murder most foul.   

Put on your little grey cells and join us. 

Hot Cousin are an awkward, trashy, loving family who make experimental, digital performances and are not related by blood. 


Murder Ballad! is a single live event with 2 weeks of clues delivered online in the lead up to the event.

Access details for the live event will be sent to the email address you used to book within 24 hours of the performance, in addition to your booking confirmation which is immediate. Only one ticket is required per device.

5-19 MAR (THE MYSTERY)
19 MAR (THE REVEAL)
7PM
PWYC £5
PWYC £7.50
PWYC £10

MURDER BALLAD!

PRESENTED BY HOT COUSIN
A murder on social media where you become Hercule Poirot and join our online party for the big reveal.

In 1923 Agatha Christie perfected the murder mystery. In 2023 Hot Cousin will butcher it.

Become a detective and piece together an online collage of clues over the course of the fortnight, ending in a big online messy gathering where the murderer is revealed. 

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. 

Part 1: A murder (gasp!) will take place on social media – follow @omnibustheatre and @hot_cousin to get your daily clue.

Part 2: THE GATHERING is an online party in which you can watch how the clues are stitched together and participate in the solving of a murder most foul.   

Put on your little grey cells and join us. 

Hot Cousin are an awkward, trashy, loving family who make experimental, digital performances and are not related by blood. 


Murder Ballad! is a single live event with 2 weeks of clues delivered online in the lead up to the event.

Access details for the live event will be sent to the email address you used to book within 24 hours of the performance, in addition to your booking confirmation which is immediate. Only one ticket is required per device. 

5-19 MAR (THE MYSTERY)
19 MAR (THE REVEAL)
7PM
PWYC £5
PWYC £7.50
PWYC £10

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Online Event

This performance will take place online.

Access details will be sent to the email address you used to book within 24 hours of the performance, in addition to your booking confirmation which is immediate.

Only one ticket is required per device.

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Content Warnings

Staged violence, strong language

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

12+

Duration

Online uploads, 5 mins per day for two weeks + 1h30m online performance

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