The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. presents

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

for the benefit of Rocking the Boat

Directed & choreographed by Gary Slavin
Music Direction by Matthew Stephens

Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Musical numbers include “Perfect Strangers,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead,” “Off To The Races” and “Moonfall.” Fun and interactive – the audience will vote on important parts of the ending, so each performance is completely different from the others!

SPECIAL EVENT – the November 9th performance will be followed by a talk back with author Rupert Holmes!

Cast List:

Your Chairman, Mr. William Cartwright – Kevin Murray
Mr. Clive Paget / John Jasper – Paul Mitchell Wilder
Miss Angela Prysock / Princess Puffer – Suzanne R. Taylor
Miss Alice Nutting / Edwin Drood – Brady Lynch
Miss Deirdre Peregrine / Rosa Bud – Lauren Cupples*
Miss Janet Conover / Helena Landless – Capron Levine
Mr. Victor Grinstead / Neville Landless – David Pasteelnick
Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe / Reverend Crisparkle – Neal Young*
Mr. Phillip Bax / Bazzard – Chazmond Peacock
Mr. Nick Cricker, Sr. / Durdles – Tom Staggs*
Mr. Nick Cricker, Jr. / Deputy – Harry Bickford
Mayor Thomas Sapsea – James Hitchens
Mrs. Joyce Throttle, Stage Manager – Shannon Barr
Dick Datchery – ????????

Miss Violet Balfour – Alison Plotkin
Miss Sarah Cook – Sarah Glaser
Miss Isabel Yearsley – Amy Hughlett
Miss Gwendolen Pynn – Becca Rozzoni
Miss Christina Lyon – Emily Ruderman
Mr. Alan Eliot – Geoff Gaebe
Mr. Nicholas Michael – Michael Macaione*
Mr. Medford Moss – John C. Taylor
Mr. Montague Pruitt – Christian Smythe
Mr. Harry Sayle – Scott Smith*

*AEA member

Performances November 8-16, 2019 at The Theatre at St. Jeans, at 150 East 76th Street in New York City.  


Friday November 8, Saturday November 9, and Saturday  November 16 at 7:30 PM.


The theatre is located between Lexington and Third Avenues on the south side of 76th Street, close to the 77th Street stops on the 6 Train.  The theatre provides wheelchair access. Upon arrival, please send someone down to let our box office staff know of your need.  We will send someone up to street level to assist you with access to the elevator.