East West Theatre presents:
the astonishing pick-a-path mystery of the sinister circus murders
Exit 2nd Banana
About the play
Exit Second Banana is an interactive murder mystery set in a circus during the 1930s. It incorporates elements of slap-stick, and vaudeville with noir style dialogue.
Based on a concept by two New Zealand playwrights, Ross MacLeod and David Foote, the text of the play was devised by the original cast and first performed in 2006 in Hamilton, NZ, then toured regionally within the Waikato. It has since been performed by the National Youth Theatre of New Zealand in 2009 and by Te Aroha Little Theatre in 2011. This East West production will be its Chinese Premiere.
Six potential victims, six potential murders, eight possible endings. Whodunnit? You Decide!
About East West Theatre
East West Theatre is an amateur English-language theatre group in Shanghai. We are dedicated to producing professional quality theatre on an amateur budget. As the longest- running English-language theatre group in Shanghai, we have produced eighteen critically- acclaimed shows since 2006 ranging from family favourites (A Christmas Carol) to Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream) to contemporary classics (Life x 3 by Yazmina Reza).
East West Theatre is dedicated to sharing high-standard English-language drama with the Shanghai arts and culture community. We are committed to providing an intimate, engaging, and thought-provoking theatrical experience with every single production.
East West Theatre exists to produce high-quality performance art for the English-Speaking Shanghai community and to provide a platform for enthusiasm, participation, dedication and friendship.