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Crimes on Centre Court at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot

Ticket Information

Prices: £19, £17.10 Concessions and Under 16s, £15.20 Members

Age guidance: 12+

Duration: 125 minutes with an interval.

This production contains swearing, innuendo, murder, smoke and use of flashing lights.

Crimes on Centre Court

Thursday 14 Sep 2023 7:30pm

Tags: Theatre

New Old Friends in association with MAST Mayflower Studios present Crimes on Centre Court

Lord Knows the chair of The Whombledun International Invitational Tennis Tournament has died and his son, Hugh, is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in Perry & Penny Pink, private investigators.

What transpires has all the hallmarks of multi-award-winning New Old Friends particular brand of theatrical hilarity: a cast of four performers play countless characters with quick-fire changes and quicker wits. Expect mirth, murder and mayhem, with a side of tennis.

Crimes on Centre Court, based on a story from the award-winning podcast (#2 in iTunes fiction chart), toured to great acclaim in 2021 and is an ace of a show which you’re sure to (fifteen) love. This deucey treat will rally the spirits and leave you wanting a second serve-ing of the volley of gags and visual delights. You won’t see it game set and matched anywhere else. New Old Friends have built a national reputation with their wildly inventive set-pieces, twisty plots and commitment to unadulterated entertainment.


“A thigh-slapping, belly-aching romp of a whodunit comedy full of ingenious skits.” – British Theatre Guide

“A hilarious serve-and-volley tennis match played out on stage” – The Stage  

“Has the crowd in stitches”- Reviews Hub

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