The Man Who Wouldn't Be Murdered
    By Lily Blundell

    21:30, Fri 2nd – Sat 24th August 2024 at The Space @Niddry Street, Edinburgh Fringe
    Summer Vacation

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    Following its 5-Star, Standing Ovation Award-nominated run at the Camden Fringe in 2022, Lily Blundell's The Man Who Wouldn't Be Murdered heading to the Edinburgh Fringe 2024.

    The Man Who Wouldn’t Be Murdered is a dark comedy musical full of murder, jazz and drink, based on the true story of Michael Malloy and his infamous life, and death.

    It’s 1932, prohibition has swept New York, and Tony Morino owns a small underground speakeasy in the Bronx, selling bathtub gin so steeped in ethanol it could easily kill you. Business is terrible, so along with three friends, he hatches a plan – take out life insurance on the drunken, good-for-nothing new employee at his bar, Michael Malloy. The crew successfully take out $68,000 of insurance on Malloy’s life, and the three get to work on murdering their target, with freedom from financial worry surely around the corner. However, it seems some people are far more difficult to kill than others…

    This show is a deeply dark musical story of a descent into maddening obsession, exploring masculinity, aggression and greed through the lens of our feminine narrator, Death, and a female writer looking back on a history dominated by men and violence, all told via a haunting and twisted 20s inspired jazz score.

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