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Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (15 minutes interval), 28 March − 25 April

Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical
New Zealand Premiere

A non-stop ride of mystery, murder, and musical delight! Based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is filled with clues, red herrings, villainy, and debauchery. Everyone on stage is a suspect – and it’s up to you to decide how this mystery ends!

Hot off Broadway, this Tony Award-winning theatrical genius is led by director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (Midsummer (a play with songs)), who reunites with the artistic team that brought Greaseand Mamma Mia to the Wellington stage. The cast includes beloved actor of stage, screen and radio, Lloyd Scott, and internationally renowned soprano, Barbara Graham (Christine, Phantom of the Opera). The Mystery of Edwin Drood boasts spectacular big dance numbers, rousing showtunes, stunning theatrics, magic, and illusions!

Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score

“One of the most inventive, inspired and rousing musicals ever devised.”—AM New York
“Infectious fun!”—Time Out New York
“Bawdy fun!”—Associated Press
“Sheer fun!”—The Wall Street Journal

Rutherford, Lyndee-Jane - Circa Council - testimonial

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating from Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama School in 1993. She has performed in over fifty professional theatre productions including Who Wants to be 100?, Troy the Musical, and In Flame for which she was nominated for Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year in 2003. She was also nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year for both The Hollow Menand Mauritius in 2008 and 2010.

Lyndee-Jane is a respected director having led successful seasons of Who Wants to Be 100? andPenalties, Pints and Pirouettesat Palmerston North’s Centrepoint Theatre andLove Puke, Becoming the Courtesan and Hamlet Dies at the End at Bats Theatre in Wellington. She won the Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Director in 2006 with her production ofLove Puke.

Lyndee-Jane is often recognised for her roles in television series such asSkitz,What Now TV, The Hothouse and the pre-school sketch comedy show Giggles.

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, Actor & Director