The Falcon’s Malteser lands at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 20:06 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 November 2014

The Falcon's Malteser

The Falcon's Malteser

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Family show The Falcon’s Malteser can be seen on stage in Hatfield on Friday.

The Falcon's Malteser [Picture: Julian Foxon Photography]The Falcon's Malteser [Picture: Julian Foxon Photography]

Movie The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart as private detective Samuel Spade is regarded as a cinematic masterpiece.

But a hilarious family stage show coming to Hatfield twists the 1941 film’s title on its head.

The Falcon’s Malteser can be seen on stage at The Weston Auditorium, on the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland Campus, on Friday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

Adapted for the stage by New Old Friends from Anthony Horowitz’s novel, it follows the adventures of the hopelessly inept private detective Tim Diamond and his sharp-witted brother Nick.

The Falcon's Malteser [Picture: Julian Foxon Photography]The Falcon's Malteser [Picture: Julian Foxon Photography]

The plot sees the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency on a thrilling case to discover just what is so important about the box of Maltesers.

It features a host of brilliant characters like The Fat Man, who has lost a lot of weight, Gott & Himmel, Lauren Barcardi, Beatrice von Falkenberg and Betty Cleaner.

The Falcon’s Malteser is for family audiences and draws upon the comic songwriting pedigree of the New Old Friends’ national debut tour – the five-star Silly Songs of Shakespeare – as well as puppetry, slapstick and a cast of four playing multiple roles.

It is produced in partnership with Walker Books, Corn Exchange Newbury, Theatre Royal Bath’s the egg and The Natural Theatre Company.

Suitable for ages eight and above, tickets cost £10, and £8 concessions.

To book tickets telephone 01707 281127 or book online at http://www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/the-weston-auditorium#contact


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