The Detective's Handbook single work   musical theatre   - 80 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Chicago, 1950. A city in the grip of a crime epidemic. Two dead cops have just been discovered.

'Enter Frank Thompson, a hardboiled detective who knows just what it takes to get a result. His new partner, Jimmy Hartman, couldn’t be more different. Young, fresh and enthusiastic Jimmy is determined to clean up the mean streets without breaking the rules. Following the clues, the old dog and the young pup are led into a world of seedy bars and femme fatales. Will the new recruit teach the experienced detective a thing or two about police work? Will officers Hammett and Spade ever clean out the evidence locker? Will the criminal mastermind be discovered? And just who is the mysterious Miss Raines?' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at the Hayes Theatre, Sydney : 21 April - 7 May 2016

    Book & Lyrics by Ian Ferrington

    Music by Olga Solar

    Director Jonathan Biggins

    Musical Director Michael Tyack

    Choreographer Christopher Horsey

    Set & Costume Designer James Browne

    Lighting Designer Sian James-Holland

    Sound Designer Jeremy Silver

    Executive Producer Neil Gooding

    General Manager Victoria Wildie

    Starring: Justin Smith, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Lara Mulcahy, Tony Cogin, Christopher Horsey

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Detective’s Case of the Missing Musicals Penny Durham , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 April 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Young Writers Cop a New Beat for Detective Musical Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Cops and Giggles on the Beat Deborah Jones , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 April 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Confident Debut with Touch of Mel Brooks Jason Blake , 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 April 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
A Detective’s Case of the Missing Musicals Penny Durham , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 April 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Young Writers Cop a New Beat for Detective Musical Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Cops and Giggles on the Beat Deborah Jones , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 April 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
Confident Debut with Touch of Mel Brooks Jason Blake , 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 April 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of The Detective's Handbook Ian Ferrington 2016 single work musical theatre
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