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Death Drop Back in the Habit - Cardiff Tickets

New Theatre, Cardiff
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Age Restrictions: This production is recommended for ages 14+.
Tickets from £21.75

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Death Drop is back to slay in Cardiff!

Following three sold-out West End runs and a smash hit UK tour, Death Drop is back!

The new UK Tour comes to Cardiff's New Theatre for a limited run.

The drag murder mystery sensation is returning with a brand-new show and an all-star cast to be announced: Death Drop: Back In The Habit, written by Rob Evans and directed once again by Jesse Jones. Death Drop: Back In The Habit sees a gaggle of fabulous Nuns trapped in their Convent with a serial slayer slashing their way through the Sisters. As the clues are unearthed by Sis Marple, you’ll be laughing in the pews as the hilarious, fierce, all-drag killer comedy comes to its thrilling and uproarious conclusion.

PLEASE BE AWARE: This production takes place in Cardiff, Wales at the New Theatre. This is not the London run of Death Drop. Please be certain you wish to attend the show in Cardiff before purchase, as no refunds or exchanges will be permitted due to venue confusion.

Venue information

New Theatre
New Theatre
New Theatre, Park Place, Cardiff
Cardiff
CF10 3LN

The New Theatre, Cardiff is one of the primary performance venues of Wales’ capital. It is located near Cathays Park in Cardiff city centre on Park Place.

Welcome to the New Theatre, Cardiff

The theatre hosts a variety of touring productions like musicals, children’s shows and plays, as well as a Christmas pantomime every year. With its capacity of 1,144 seats, the theatre is capable of hosting large-scale productions to anticipating audiences. Since 1975, it has been a Grade II listed building.

The Beginning

Made from brick and Bath Stone, theatrical architects Ernest Runtz and Ford designed the building under Robert Redford’s order, opening its doors to the public on 10th December 1906. At the time, the theatre had one of the largest stages in the country; 76-foot wide, 54-foot deep, with 57 feet distance between the stage and the hanging pulley grind.

Herbert Beerbohm Tree’s company conducted the first public show here - a magnificent performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. They repeated the performance on 13th and 15th December, with the latter being a matinee show. In the venue’s first week, a few other plays graced the stage, including The Man Who Was, Trilby, Colonel Newcome, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Many famous artists have graced the New Theatre, Cardiff. Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Tommy Cooper, Laurel & Hardy, Sarah Bernhardt, and Tessie O’Shea are a few of them. On 26th March 1965, the venue was the site for the world premiere of Harold Pinter’s play The Homecoming.

Significant Changes to the Venue

The venue became home to the Welsh National Opera in 1954. Still, they eventually took permanent residence in the Wales Millennium Centre. In the early part of the 1960s, audience numbers fell, leading to talk of demolishing the building. However, following a short closure, the Cardiff City Corporation leased the theatre, reopening it in September 1963. The Council bought the venue in 1969, and the following year it closed for renovation. It was also the time when the 24-year-old Martin Williams became Theatre Administrator.

In 1976, a new stage was built. A major refurbishment project took place in 1988 and ‘89. Later, in 1993, Sir Anthony Hopkins took part in the unveiling of a bronze bust of Gwyn Thomas in the foyer. The venue went through a renovation again in 2006, with improvements made to its exterior as well. It closed for a few months in 2012 to repaint the auditorium and install new seating and a lift for customers.

Today, the New Theatre in Cardiff is home to Arts Active, which is its audience and community engagement division, working with St David’s Hall. This section is also the venue for Song Prize of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World contest. St David’s hosts the final night.

 In 2020, HQ Theatre acquired the New Theatre from the Cardiff Council on a 25-year lease. A significant new investment was planned for the theatre, and all the present staff were transferred to the company.

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