Mystery Of Edwin Drood Tickets
Mystery of Edwin Drood tickets are available to see the musical adaptation of Dickens unfinished last novel. The New York Times has described the show as “Shimmering musical pleasure to savor.” Not only has the musical generated rave reviews but has also earned several award nominations. So far the musical has won nine Drama Desk Awards and five Tony Awards. Although a murder mystery the production is far from serious and tragic. Set in the Victorian era Mystery of Edwin Drood has the elements of comedy and romance. Now you can see the musical at the Mystery of Edwin Drood stage performance.
The production is based on the novel of same name by Charles Dickens. Rupert Holmes has written the book, orchestrations, music and lyrics of the musical. The first staging of Mystery of Edwin Drood took place in 1985 at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Same year the production made its Broadway debut at the Imperial Theatre. Proving to be a hit with the audience the show was taken for two national tours. Owing to the popularity of the production it has also been staged at London’s West End.
The central plot of the production has been taken from Dickens novel. But to add to the appeal of the show elements of music hall and pantomime have also been included. The two are forms of theatre entertainment. Pantomime is a style which includes the audience in the play and music hall involves music and comic acts. The coming together of these styles has resulted in a unique and thoroughly enjoyable show. The musical with all the added theatrical elements makes for great entertainment. Be a part of the unique musical at the Mystery of Edwin Drood show.
Most of the characters are similar to the characters in the novel. The added character is that of the Chairman which has been inspired by the music hall theatre style. The character acts as the leader of action that unfolds on the stage and guides the audience through the show. Another added character is that of the Lead Boy. This character is played by a female cast member dressed as a man. Together these two characters involve the audience to decide the direction the production is going to take.
The stage performance is a play within a play. The show opens with the members of London's Music Hall Royale getting ready to stage a performance of Dickens novel Mystery of Edwin Drood. The main character in the play is played by Edwin Drood, who mysteriously disappears in the first act. Other main characters are played by his fiancée Rosa Bud and his uncle John Jasper. Upon his sudden disappearance Edwin Drood is perceived to be dead. The rest of the play tries to solve the mystery surrounding his death.
Dickens was writing and publishing his novel in episodes and his sudden death left the novel unfinished. Over the period of time there have been many speculations as to what might have been the ending and the novel has come to be a literary curiosity. The musicals’ ending is left for the audience to decide. Everyone on the stage is a suspect till the audiences decide by majority vote the identity of the killer. See the course of action things will take at the next staging of Mystery of Edwin Drood musical.
The novel has also been adapted thrice for film productions as well. But the musical with all its uniqueness has been the most stimulating adaption of the Dickens work. Several recordings of the musical have been made as well. These include recordings by the original Broadway cast, by Polydor, by Varèse Sarabande and many more. All the recordings having their own merits are entertaining but even better experience the live singing and dancing production at the Mystery of Edwin Drood show.
Get Mystery of Edwin Drood tickets to see the stage performance which is fun, light and highly enjoyable.