The Mystery of the Blue Moon Saloon

A comic radio play presented live on stage with the assistance of the audience.

An American Wild West town 1870.
A travelling English Theatre company are performing Scenes from Shakespeare when lone gunslinger The Wanderer comes up against a gang of outlaws.
When the gunsmoke clears Mrs Speakwell lies dead.
But who killed the English actress?

This daft and entertaining show gives the audience the chance to make the sound effects and take part in scenes as they are recorded in a special edition of the play.
There’s a part for everyone in…The Mystery of the Blue Moon Saloon.

★★★★★ Northern Arts Review "Rip-roaringly funny – a real delight"
"The fun is packed into every line, every exchange of hats, every press of a button on the sound equipment. It is slapstick at its best from well-seasoned performers. It is not often you can experience an audience ranging from eight-year-olds to octogenarians all crying with laughter at the same thing – but you can experience this down at the Blue Moon Saloon."

Audience Reviews:
"Ye-ha! Mystery of the Blue Moon Saloon. Absolutely brilliant. Amazing character actors, each playing many parts in many hats.  It was bound to be fun. What made it exceptional was the way they engaged us. We were encouraged to be outrageous as members of the notorious Appleby Gang, wearing cowboy hats and firing our “guns”.  We laughed and clapped as the mystery unfolded.  Fab evening. Every one seemed to be leaving with a smile.
Kirkby Stephen Social Club, Cumbria

"The village hall was bustling on Sunday night for the performance of The Mystery of the Blue Moon Saloon by the talented team Ragged Edge Productions brought to Grasmere by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. The actors were brilliant at playing several characters at once in a very entertaining story line.
The performance involved audience participation, including recording some of the sound effects, which was great fun, and with guidance and prompts from the actors you actually felt like you were truly contributing and supporting the making of a live radio show.
All in all a very entertaining evening, with plenty of laughter along the way! We would definitely recommend seeing the show!
- Grasmere Village Hall, Cumbria

This show is available for private bookings.
A lively entertainment with a part for everyone!
For enquiries contact 

Spring Tour 2024:
Fri 26th April 7.30pm Heron Theatre, Beetham LA7 7AS

Sat 27th April 7.30pm Up Front Gallery, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Unthank Cumbria CA11 9TG

Sun 28th April 7.30pm The Pheasant, Cumwhitton, Brampton CA8 9EX

Tickets: Tel.01228 560102

Fri 3rd May 7.30pm Llanfihangel Village Hall Llanfihangel SY22 5JD
Tickets: 07484740115

Sat 4th May 7.30pm Ffrith and Llanfynydd Community Centre, Ffrith,  Wrexham  LL11 5LH
Tickets: 07577 410749

Sun 5th May 7.00pm  Trelawnyd Memorial Hall, London Road, Trelawnyd, Flinshire. LL18 6DN
Tickets: 07818438414

Thurs 9th May 7.30pm Halkyn Village Hall,  Flintshire CH8 8BU 
Tickets: Colin Roberts 07934 669794  Andy Wood 07504 306846

Fri 10th May 7.30pm The Narth Village Hall, Monmouthshire NP25 4QN

Sat 11th May 7.00pm Oldham Library, Greaves Road, Oldham OL1 1AL


Autumn Tour 2023:
Fri 6th October 7.00pm Lostock Hall Library PR5 5TU
Sat 7th October 6.30pm Bolton-le-Sands Library LA5 8DN
Sun 8th October 7.00pm Parbold Village Hall WN8 7DN
Fri 20th October 7.00pm Blackburn Central Library BB2 1AG
Sat 21st October 7.30pm Birch Community Centre, Manchester M14 5JT

Spring Tour 2023:
Sun 12th March 7.30pm Bassenthwaite Parish Room CA12 4QJ
Thurs 20th April 7.30pm Neuadd Dyfi LL35 0NR
Friday 21st April 7.00pm Corris Institute SY20 9SS
Sat 22nd April 7.30pm Brigham Memorial Hall CA13 0TG
Fri 5th May 7.30pm Ullock Village Hall  CA14 4TP
Sat 6th May 7.30pm St.Bees Village Hall  CA27 0BN
Fri 12th May 7.30pm Kirkby Stephen Sports and Social Club CA17 4QN 
Sat 13th May 7.00pm  Wetheral Community Village Hall CA4 8HE
Sun 14th May 7.30pm Grasmere Village Hall LA22 9TA
Sat 20th May 7.00pm  Wingates Village Institute NE65 8RW


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