The Walrus

10 Ship Street
Basement Room: JUN 4 at 21:15 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets from £7


★★★★★ “Improv doesn't get better than this” - The Wee Review

★★★★ “The whole cast was outstanding” – Broadway Baby

Starring an ever-changing cast of some of the country's finest comedians, Criminal is an anarchic improvised murder mystery show like no other.

One comedian assumes the role of detective; three comedians play suspects. The suspects are each given a playing card, telling them which of them is the murderer. Weaving in details suggested by the audience – the location of the body, the victim's occupation, what was found at the scene of the crime – the detective must find the killer and bring justice raining down on them.

Since Criminal's conception in 2015, a host of high-profile comics have performed at the gig, including Deborah Frances-White, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke, Josie Lawrence, John Finnemore, Colin Hoult, and Miles Jupp.

★★★★ “I was frequently in hysterics” – The 730

★★★★ “Superbly funny, smart and skilful” – The Phoenix Remix

Ticket types this year are Paid, Pay What You Can and Free - this is how it works: Paid: The show is fully ticketed and you pay in advance or on the door; Pay What You Can: You can choose to buy a ticket in advanced to guarantee entry and what to pay over a minimum amount OR turn up at the venue to get in for free in any space that is left; Free: The show is free entry and can be ticketed or unticketed. Watch the show, and the performer will ask for donations at the end for those that would like to contribute.