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Who killed Edwin Drood? That’s the overriding question in a new production by the Hayling Musical Society that encourages the audience to get involved.

Billed as a ‘hilarious musical whodunit’, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel of the same name.

The production takes audience participation to new heights by letting them directly affect the play’s outcome by voting for whomever they think murdered the unfortunate young Edwin Drood.

The show is presented as a ‘first night performance by the Music Hall Royale’, starring a troupe of hammy Victorian actors and featuring a lighthearted score of songs.

It’s an this affectionate recreation of a bygone theatrical age, with a murder thrown in for good fun.

The show will run at the Hayling Community Centre from Wednesday, November 5 to Sunday, November 8, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 and an extra £10 if you would like to order a pre-show meal.

Tickets are available by calling (023) 9246 7545.

Alternatively, you can buy them in person from Tibbles Florist – Mengham, the Lifeboat Inn or online by visiting the website