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What a Carve Up! is our brand-new, online, murder-mystery co-production, based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Coe. Stephen Fry, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sharon D. Clarke, Rebecca Front, Tamzin Outhwaite and Griff Rhys Jones, among others, will all be featuring in this one-of-a-kind online production. Based on the ‘Winshaw Murders,’ follow the story of one of the most corrupt and powerful families in the country alongside the suspicious writer who’s compiling their family history.
One thing in common – they are members of one of the most corrupt, powerful and toxic families in the country.
One prime suspect – the celebrated writer in the middle of compiling a history of the family.
A simple open and shut case?
What a Carve Up! chronicles the events leading up to the ‘Winshaw Murders’, examining evidence that was never considered at the time and asking the unanswered questions surrounding one of the most shocking crimes you’ve probably never heard of.
This thrilling murder mystery is written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, based on the award-winning novel by Jonathan Coe, and directed by Tamara Harvey. Produced by The Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre.
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Comedian, best-selling author, star of stage, screen & radio, quizmaster, film director and raconteur.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
Sir Derek George Jacobi, an English actor and director, was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. Like Laurence Olivier, he bears the distinction of holding two knighthoods, Danish and British. He is regarded to have one of the most outstanding speaking voices ever with studied tonality and an exceptional elocution in drama.
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Sharon D. Clarke
Sharon D Clarke is well known for playing Lola Griffin in the BBC medical drama Holby City. She left the programme in 2008 to concentrate on her theatre work. She is also noted for her West End theatre work with West End credits including Guys and Dolls Joanne Jefferson in Rent, Miss Sherman in Fame, Rafiki in The Lion King, Matron Mama Morton in Chicago, she originated the role of Killer Queen in the Ben Elton/Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You and played Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray.
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Tamzin Outhwaite is best known for playing Melanie in EastEnders. Tamzin's many stage roles have included: Summer Holiday, Grease, Carousel, Oliver and Absent Friends.
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Griff Rhys Jones
On of the country's most versatile comedians and broadcasters. Griff’s career has seen him presenting, acting and writing, but it was comedy that first made him a national icon. Griff Rhys Jones found his way into the country’s hearts and funny bones with Mel Smith, appearing in films together, on stage together, and in their hit show Smith & Jones on television together for nearly twenty years. Aside from comedy, Griff’s career has seen him presenting, acting and writing. He has scaled some of the UK’s highest peaks for his ITV series Mountains and presented its follow up Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones both of which were great ratings hits. He has presented travel documentaries including A Great Welsh Adventure, Slow Train Through Africa, Griff’s Great Britain. Griff starred in Three Men in a Boat on BBC Two alongside old friends Rory McGrath and Dara O’Briain. Griff has presented It’ll Be Alright on the Night since 2008, and as an actor has appeared in television shows Mine All Mine and Agatha Christie’s Marple on ITV. As well as being a well-known television star Griff has also left his mark on the stage, starring as Toad in The Wind in the Willows and Fagin in Oliver! He has won two Olivier Awards for Best Comedy Performance for Charley’s Aunt and An Absolute Turkey.
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