Directed by Alysha Gomes
Assistant Direction by Tom Samuels
Choreography by Kristian Cunningham
Musical Direction by Josh Kemp

Led by Joe Millward, Helen Perry, Cara Dudgeon, Debs McPherson, Martin Counter, Bethany Neville, Lu Anthony, James Dean, Tom Samuels, Curtis Taylor-Tipton, Sandy Lane, Stephen Mura & Jake Statham

Boston, 1959.
The Colonial Theatre.
The cast of Robbin’ Hood takes their bows on opening night.

Just as the curtain falls, so does Jessica Cranshaw, the profoundly untalented leading lady of the production…

Enter Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a fast-talking cop with a love for musical theatre. He quarantines the cast and crew inside the theatre while he searches for clues. But Cioffi doesn’t just investigate the murder–he also offers advice and insight into improving Robbin’ Hood. The musical will open again in 24 hours with a new leading lady, so the clock is ticking to find the killer and put on a killer show.

Who could it be?
Carmen Bernstein, the sassy and brassy producer?
Christopher Belling, the campy and egotistical director?
Georgia Hendricks, the lyricist who replaces Jessica onstage?
Niki Harris, the ingenue with a secret?

Everyone is a suspect, and only Cioffi can make sense of the evidence.

Curtains is a musical-theatre parody of whodunnit classics, with numbers ranging from the classic musical theatre song-and-dance “A Tough Act to Follow” to the heartfelt “I Miss the Music.” A comedic send-up suitable for all ages, Curtains will have the audience laughing until the last curtain falls.

Book Tickets

Show Dates & Venue


Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th April 2023

  • Evening performance


  • Saturday matinee



The Duchess Theatre

Chatsworth Arts Centre, Westgate, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 1EF