International bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s debut murder mystery musical is to be performed by students at St Michael’s Catholic High School.

Sophie Hannah has written the book and lyrics, alongside the music of Annette Armitage, of a new murder mystery, The Mystery of Mr E, and its first full school performance will take place at St Michael’s Catholic High School in Watford, on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10. This is before it will be professionally performed in London next year. A cast of 40 talented youngsters will take audiences on a thrilling and hilarious journey as they try to figure out who the mysterious Mr E really is, what happened to famous author Harriet Landrigan before she ceased writing and died in mysterious circumstances, and who killed one of Idlewyld House’s guests.

Tickets cost £5 per adult and £2.50 per concession, and will be on sale on the door on the performance nights. The show kicks off at 7pm. Sophie will be available to sign books during the interval and Chorleywood Book Shop will be with us selling a wide selection of Sophie’s books.

Bestselling author and poet Sophie Hannah’s novels are published in 49 languages in 51 countries, selling millions of copies worldwide, and two of them were turned into the ITV series Case Sensitive. In 2014, Sophie was selected by the Agatha Christie Estate to write novels reprising the character of world-famous detective Hercule Poirot. The first, The Monogram Murders, was a bestseller in 15 countries, including the USA. The fourth, The Mystery of Three Quarters, was released last year, and Sophie has agreed to write more in the future.

St Michael’s Catholic High School, High Elms Lane, Watford, Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10, 7pm. Details: 01923 673 760