Review: The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow

Whole-cast-on-setEastern Angle’s Christmas show has built up a reputation for being different from the normal Festive offerings that usually grace the stages of theatres at this time of year, and their production of The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow is no exception.

Alicia Trumpington has been sent to St Finnigan’s, a convent boarding school in sleepy Suffolk with her twin sister Lulu. All appears to be quite normal at first, well except for the odd manly nun. But then, St Finnigans Elbow, the schools ancient relic goes missing… Who could of taken it, and why? Alicia makes it her mission to find out!

Hilariously funny from the start St Finnigan’s Elbow is brilliant. The combined writing talents of Pat Whymark and Julian Harries never disappoints, and this production is up there with some of their best work!

With frequent and quick costume changes the small talented cast of just five play a number of parts with ease. Full of madcap humour, great musical arrangements, the odd local references and a crazy storyline, St Finnigan’s Elbow really is one show not to miss this festive season.

So, it’s time to go back to school this Christmas and join these fabulous characters as they solve The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow.

The Mystery of St.Finnigan’s Elbow will be at the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich until 10th January. The production will then move to Woodbridge for a run at the Seckford Theatre from the 13th until the 24th January. To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 211498 or visit

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