Since our return from the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016 we have had one thing on our minds – MURDER! Well, murder mysteries to be precise; unsolved crimes, wrongful convictions, false confessions and problems with the justice system.
It seems as if the majority of our generation have donned deerstalker hats, pulled out magnifying glasses and turned in to armchair detectives, solving (or at least trying to solve) these cases from the comfort of our own homes, (or on our overcrowded commute to work!). Working out ‘whodunit’ and discussing theories with practically anyone and everyone has become part of the norm in recent months, with names such as, Steven Avery, Adnan Syed and Maura Murray ringing in the air.
As a group of 20 somethings who all have access to Netflix and podcasts such as Serial, My Favourite Murder, Generation Why, Case File and Missing Maura Murray (to name just a few – we’ll do a post on our favourite podcasts at some point!) we too have become slightly obsessed with solving mysteries and discussing our opinions on these cases. So why not attempt to solve a murder live on stage?
So, for out next project we are heading back to our roots (quite literally), to try to unravel a Worcestershire mystery, and finally answer the question that has been on everyone’s lips since the 1940’s – Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
For more information, and to follow our progress on the case – check out our blog here.