The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A rollicking musical whodunit!
by Rupert Holmes

Jul 9 – Oct 29

Welcome to London’s rowdy Music Hall Royale! It’s 1895 and the evening’s entertainment is a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’s final novel: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. But…there’s a hitch: Dickens died before he finished the story. No one knows how it ends. Who killed Edwin Drood?! That’s up to you! You’ll become the ultimate detective as the audience casts their vote at every show. With sweeping melodies, boisterous comedy, and 400 possible endings, this Tony Award-winning musical promises a jolly good time at the theatre.

The Commonweal Theatre strives to make theatre accessible to all. To take advantage of our Pay What You Can performance for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Thursday July 21, please contact our box office at (800) 657-7025. 
Suitability Suggestions:

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is set in bawdy Victorian London, and contains occasional profanity, innuendo, and mild drug use. Some characters also display racist and misogynist views. This intricate and rollicking musical whodunit is best suited for mature middle schoolers and older.


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