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Murderous Instincts archiveMurderous Instincts offers a sensational night's entertainment of mystery and mayhem set to the seductive sounds of summer salsa. Edwina, glamorous widow of the late rum tycoon, Bradford Buckingham, is awaiting the return of her children in the wake of their father's death. Summoned with their spouses to the luxurious, palm-lined Buckingham mansion, the couples arrive with quiet trepidation, each desperate to claim their share of the vast estate. But the family reunion soon collapses into frenzied turmoil with the sudden disappearance of their mother. As the mystery unravels, a string of forbidden secrets, lost dreams, and deeply-rooted fears are exposed in a dynamic whirlwind of lust, obsession, jealousy and greed. Suitable for age 14 and up. Murderous Instincts website.

Cast/Performers

Nichola McAuliffe (Edwina), Ben Goddard (Juan), John Capes (Reed), Simon Clark (Tweedman), Kevin Colson (Adolfo), Jonathan D. Ellis (Miguel), Christopher Frampton (Christopher), Sarah Ingram (Felicia), Arvid Larsen (Colin), Natalie O'Donnell (Lauren)

Creatives/Company

Book by: Cinda Fox
Music: Alberto Carrion
Lyrics: Cinda Fox
Producer: Manny Fox
Director(s): Michael Rooney, Milton Sesenton (music)
Choreographer(s): Michael Rooney, Jhesus Aponte (salsa)
Costume: Dinah England
Design: Dinah England
Lighting: Matthew Eagland
Sound(s): Rick Clarke, Mike Walker
Other: Joseph Aguayo (creative consultant)

Murderous Instincts

Murderous Instincts (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T566583842. Details of all Murderous Instincts archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1982925224

Archive Listings

27 Sep 04
  to
16 Oct 04
Savoy Theatre
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive

Reviews

Reviews


User Review: 07Sep04: I agree - it shouldn't be billed as a 'Salsa musical'. Clearly an attempt to cash in on the Salsa bandwagon in the UK. But highly entertaining, tremendous fun, totally bonkers - just like a musical should be!
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User Review: 06Sep04: i thought that it was an excelent proformence and will go down a treat in the west end. the story was excelent and a good section of song genres. the voices were great and a very enjoyable proforemence. it will be a great success. this is what proformences should all be like. well done
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User Review: 01Sep04: I was a little confused! Was i supposed to take it seriously or simply sit back and watch the insanity with a smile on my face. I agree that the first act needs some work to make it clear from the start that this is a show to laugh at. It really is a great nights entertainment though. "Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man" Fot goodness sake - does it matter, its was great fun. "apalling accents" Yes they were, your right! As for the dancing, it really shoudn't be billed as a "Salsa Musial" in that respect thought the score is superb and the voices make the show worth seeing if only for the experience of hearing some of the best voices around. Go see it - you wont be disapointed if you let yourself relax long enough to simply enjoy it. Lets stop being so uptight and for once, enjoy something for what it is - a bit of fun.
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User Review: 01Sep04: Bloody brilliant - what are you all talking about. This is a great night out! Id pick this over Woman in White any day. Welcome back to the musical with a real plot and original music. Yee ha!
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User Review: 29Aug04: Was Miguel embarrassed to be gay? Had the salsa dancers been tied-down during most of the show, in case they entertained the audience, only to make their dazzling contribution at the end , too little too late(had they been taking in the delights of the Norwich Bohemian glitterati scene, and just forgotten to come back and perform
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User Review: 29Aug04: Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.Great music and dancing but the dancing seemed to be an afterthought, slotted in in the wrong places, only to show its dazzling head right at the end, leaving you wondering why the best performers seemed to be hardly seen and the worst bored your pants off through a large part of the show
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User Review: 29Aug04: Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.
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User Reviews

USER (07Sep04): I agree - it shouldn't be billed as a 'Salsa musical'. Clearly an attempt to cash in on the Salsa bandwagon in the UK. But highly entertaining, tremendous fun, totally bonkers - just like a musical should be!
USER (06Sep04): i thought that it was an excelent proformence and will go down a treat in the west end. the story was excelent and a good section of song genres. the voices were great and a very enjoyable proforemence. it will be a great success. this is what proformences should all be like. well done
USER (01Sep04): Bloody brilliant - what are you all talking about. This is a great night out! Id pick this over Woman in White any day. Welcome back to the musical with a real plot and original music. Yee ha!
USER (01Sep04): I was a little confused! Was i supposed to take it seriously or simply sit back and watch the insanity with a smile on my face. I agree that the first act needs some work to make it clear from the start that this is a show to laugh at. It really is a great nights entertainment though. "Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man" Fot goodness sake - does it matter, its was great fun. "apalling accents" Yes they were, your right! As for the dancing, it really shoudn't be billed as a "Salsa Musial" in that respect thought the score is superb and the voices make the show worth seeing if only for the experience of hearing some of the best voices around. Go see it - you wont be disapointed if you let yourself relax long enough to simply enjoy it. Lets stop being so uptight and for once, enjoy something for what it is - a bit of fun.
USER (29Aug04): Was Miguel embarrassed to be gay? Had the salsa dancers been tied-down during most of the show, in case they entertained the audience, only to make their dazzling contribution at the end , too little too late(had they been taking in the delights of the Norwich Bohemian glitterati scene, and just forgotten to come back and perform
USER (29Aug04): Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.Great music and dancing but the dancing seemed to be an afterthought, slotted in in the wrong places, only to show its dazzling head right at the end, leaving you wondering why the best performers seemed to be hardly seen and the worst bored your pants off through a large part of the show
USER (29Aug04): Very slow to get started, some very wooden acting and apalling accents.Unconvincing portrayal of a gay man.That said,Some excellent voices, although not enough heard from them, and the last quarter of the show(the only bit worth watching, brought the whole badly acted plot together, and not a moment too soon) salvaging the show in its dying throws.Music drowned out the voices at times.I say re-hash the script, replace actors with some who have charisma and it will be a success.
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