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Crimes on Centre Court

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - October 13 @ 10:00 pm


New Old Friends return to The Lights stage in 2023 for a two-night run of Crimes on Centre Court:

Lord Knows the chair of The Whombledun International Invitational Tennis Tournament has died and his son, Hugh, is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in Perry & Penny Pink, private investigators.

What transpires has all the hallmarks of multi-award-winning New Old Friends particular brand of theatrical hilarity: a cast of four performers play countless characters with quick-fire changes and quicker wits. Expect mirth, murder and mayhem, with a side of tennis.

Crimes on Centre Court, based on a story from the award-winning podcast (#2 in iTunes fiction chart), toured to great acclaim in 2021 and is an ace of a show which you’re sure to (fifteen) love. This deucey treat will rally the spirits and leave you wanting a second serve-ing of the volley of gags and visual delights. You won’t see it game set and matched anywhere else. New Old Friends have built a national reputation with their wildly inventive set-pieces, twisty plots and commitment to unadulterated entertainment.

Press for Crimes on Centre Court:

“A thigh-slapping, belly-aching romp of a whodunit comedy full of ingenious skits.” – British Theatre Guide

“a hilarious serve-and-volley tennis match played out on stage” – The Stage

“has the crowd in stitches”- Reviews Hub

“Crimes on Centre Court is a delight from start to finish! Fast and smart as a Cary Grant punchline, this talented team are genuinely funny. Filled with Old school pleasures and fresh foolishness, this is the perfect mix of silly and skilled. It is simply, and impressively, a great night out!” – Emma Rice

“Another smash hit” – Wiltshire Times

“Crimes on Centre Court is a deuce of a show! It’s the funniest, most uplifting performance you could possibly go and see right now.” – Western Daily Press

“Five stars across the board” – Bath Chronicle

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th October. 7.30pm


October 12 @ 7:30 pm
October 13 @ 10:00 pm


The Lights
01264 368368


The Lights
West Street
Andover, SP10 1AH
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01264 368368

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