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Crimes, Camera, Action! – Comedy thriller coming to the Lights

Take your seat for a new comedy thriller coming to The Lights, Tuesday 15 March

Multi-award-winning New Old Friends are at it again, as they return to Andover with the next instalment in their hugely popular ‘Crimes…’ series of comedy thrillers.

Crimes, Camera, Action whisks the audience back to the golden-era of Hollywood and introduces a new lead detective, a world-weary, hard-boiled private-eye in the mould of Humphrey Bogart: meet Stan Shakespeare.

The case? A screen starlet is stabbed because of a prop mix-up on set. It sets in motion a typically fast paced and hilarious chain of events that sees a cast of four exceptional comic actors take on multiple roles, sometimes within the same scene.

Expect the usual New Old Friends mix of great theatrical set pieces, the quickest of quick changes, lightning-fast word play and a thrilling plot driving the action at breakneck pace.

New Old Friends have been creating work since 2008 producing engaging, accessible shows that make people laugh. They last visited The Lights in September 2021, with their production of Crimes In Egypt. The hugely popular independent company have received wonderful praise for their ‘Crimes…’series:

“celebrations of theatricality…low budget aplomb worth of The 39 Steps” The Times

“It’s a proper Good Night Out, cannily conceived and impeccably made”  Exeunt Magazine

“for sheer madcap fun you would find it criminally hard to beat” British Theatre Guide

“Murder most fun” The Stage

This fast-paced crime thriller will be coming to The Lights for one night only in March, so don’t miss out on an evening packed full of hilarious adventures.  

Tickets are available to book online: or by calling the Box Office: 01264 368368.

For the whole programme for this year and the next at The Lights, please visit