Sublimely silly LipService return to The Met with their brand new show; a murder mystery set on a model railway.

Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook (patent pending, as seen on Dragon’s Den) finds herself under suspicion of murder after the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead.

But this is no ordinary train, each passenger is reading a book, each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train related crime fiction.

With clever use of projection and multiple train sets, LipService give you a whistle stop tour that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach.

So don’t blow your stack, this show is just the ticket to help you let off steam and overuse many more railway metaphors. A show that appeals to crime aficionados and narrow gauge railway enthusiasts alike.

LipService have won many awards for their unique brand of comedy; cult-classic show Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Derby Hall @ The Met
From £13 (inc fee)

First half 45 mins; interval 15 minutes; second half 40 mins

Age suitability 10 years+

Strangers On A Train Set

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