Under the Table

Under the Table

Winner of the 2022 NT Literary Awards: Brown's Mart Theatre category! 

An Agatha Christie-like murder mystery in which two detectives try to piece together an increasingly confusing case that involves wine, latex, two somewhat-competent detectives, and a strange group of individuals who all remember the evening very differently.

This play was performed at Darwin Fringe Festival 2022 - and sold out!  It has also been performed by Warrandyte Theatre Company, and is going to Perth in 2024! 

A sequel, Death of the Human Resource, has been announced to debut in July 2024! 

A review of Under the Table, by Emma Wood 

Under the Table is an endearing and quirky murder mystery which prioritises comedy over mystery, and succeeds in doing so. The presence of the affable victim running commentary on this own death during the investigation and flash backs is a key part of the fun. The good cop/bad cop trope is replaced by competent cop / inept cop, which provides for ongoing banter and amusement throughout. A colourful cast of sparring suspects rounds out this delightful romp. Under the Table is an amusing tale executed with flourish.

Production enquiries

Interested in performing Under the Table? Please email me at seanguyauthor@gmail.com 

The cast of Big Dog Salad's "Under the Table" 

The cast of Warrandyte Theatre's "Under the Table" 

Will Crawford (NT comedian)

[Under the Table] is a comedic and surreal take on the murder mystery… an innovative mix reminiscent of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out… a fast-paced crowd pleaser, full of laughs and surprising revelations. A great night out.