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recommended age 8+ 

60mins family show

The legendary detective Rufus Caper has had an astonishing career of solving crimes: Murders, mysteries, missing persons  - it's all in a day's work for Rufus and his trusty assistant. There's only one villain Rufus has never managed to apprehend, Constance Shadows is the nemesis he's been following his entire career. When Rufus receives a voicemail challenging him to catch Constance before she commits her next crime he can’t resist the opportunity - but soon the detective finds himself on the wrong side of the law, as a wanted man on the run. 

Rufus finds himself in a tricky situation and needs your help to uncover the truth! PaddleBoat Theatre Company presents a thrilling family whodunnit with our distinctive fingerprints all over it! Expect music, puppetry, clowning and more. Come and help us catch the clues and spot the suspects before Rufus goes down for a crime he didn't commit! 

This show has integrated captions.


Wether you are a school, theatre or library we'd love to hear from you!

2024 Spring dates available.

Please get in touch if you're interested in having this show at your venue!


"Excellent, funny and engaging" - Audience review, Dorking Library

"A great whodunnit plot with clever staging and fun audience interaction" - Audience review, Ashford Library

"My daughter loved the performance today, it was 'the most fun day she'd ever had at school'." - All Saints Primary 

"A massive thank you for coming to perform 'Framed' to our children who absolutely loved the play, they were thoroughly entertained and engrossed throughout. A truly magical afternoon!"

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