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The Night Owl, Birmingham

Saturday, 23 Feb - Sunday, 24 Feb

£9.99 - £14.95

There’s a murder on the dance floor and we need you to solve it.

There are rumours of a planned assassination taking place at the infamous Club de Pompidou. Come and infiltrate the nightclub, grill its staff and clientele and see if you have what it takes to find out who’s behind the crime.

Magic Hour is an interactive, farcical, queer thriller set in a nightclub. With ghosts, time-machines and a killer on the loose there's no time to lose... 

Your Disco Needs You!


Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco was created by Birmingham REP Foundry artist Will Jackson. Previous praise for his work includes:

“Wonderful, life-affirming, quirky and constantly appealing." - ★★★★★ The Birmingham Post 

★★★★★ BurnFM, ★★★★★ Impact Nottingham, ★★★★ Voice Magazine, 

★★★★ EdFringeReview​ & ★★★★ Plays To See

Pricing and availability

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The Night Owl

Lower Trinity Street


B9 4AG


Sarah Allwright
Kirsty Bennett
Rachel Baker
Charlotte Boyer
Abbie Cooper
Jack Davies
Darcy Dobson
Kat Forbes
Vita Fox
Abbi Greenwood
Zoë Head
Taylor Hébert
Will Jackson
Laurs Oakley
Lucy Price
Emma Phelan
Meabh Quinn
Eleanor Rattenbury
Antonia Strafford-Taylor
Kalifa Taylor
Chaz Webb
Alex Wilcox
Flora Wilson Brown


Will Jackson - Writer & Director
Lucy Bird - Producer & Associate Director
Emily Horn - Assistant Producer
Chaz Webb - Stage Manager

Special thanks to the Birmingham REP, the University of Birmingham, Cherry Reds, The Bristol Pear and Barry's Fabrics.

In order to help us provide you with the best experience possible, please email us at [email protected] prior to or at the time of booking to alert us to any access requirements you might have. We will do whatever we are able to make this the best experience for you. 

People with a disability are able to book tickets under our concession rate. If you are unable to attend the theatre without assistance we will also provide a complimentary ticket for your companion. In order to book this please email us for more information at [email protected] 

Magic Hour is an immersive promenade performance in which the audience will be required to move around and stand for long periods of time. For any audience members who are unable to do so, we will provide chairs for you sit in the different areas that the show takes place. However, please do email us at the time of booking so we know how many to provide. 


For patrons who use a wheelchair or have difficulty climbing stairs: 

The Night Owl is a venue with a wheelchair friendly entrance. There is a mezzanine in the club which is only accessible via a staircase of 15 steps (click here to see a picture of this staircase in detail). This is normally used in the show. Throughout Magic Hour Audience members are put into different groups and follow different routes around the club.

However, our performance at 1:30 on Sunday the 24th Feburary will be restructured so that this area is not needed to be used by all members of the audience who are unable to use stairs. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of spaces for the step-free group for the 1:30 on Sunday the 24th Feburary. So if you need a space in this group please let us know and email [email protected] for more information and to reserve a place in this group. There is no extra fee to reserve a place in this group.

If you are unable to use stairs but not able to attend the show on this date, please email us prior to booking and we will do our best to organise space for you for on another performance.


For patrons who require captioning or interpretation:

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide captioning or BSL interpretation for this show. However, we do welcome all audiences. Should you like to attend and be able to provide your own interpreter we will provide a free companion ticket for them. In order to book this please email us for more information at [email protected] 

Does this show have an age guidance?

The age guidance for this performance is 11+, however, the 8 pm performances are only available to audiences over the ages of 18 due to nightclub regulations. Please bring a valid form of ID with you if coming to an evening performance or if you wish to purchase alcohol at the bar during a daytime show.


When do the doors open?

20 minutes before the show begins.


How do I get to the venue?

Magic Hour is taking place at The Night Owl in Digbeth, Birmingham. It is 13 minutes walk from Grand Central and 6 minutes walk from the Custard Factory.


Do you have a latecomers policy?

Due to the immersive nature of the show, it is incredibly difficult to admit latecomers. Audiences are put into specific groups and follow specific routes. Latecomers who arrive 10 minutes after the start time of the show will be refused entry and will not be able to claim a refund. We advise arriving 15 minutes before the start time.


I have access requirements, can I still come to the show?

Of course! We will do whatever we are able to make this the best experience for you. Please see our access section for more information and if you have any further questions please email [email protected]


How interactive is the show? Will I have to interact and ask questions because that scares me?

The show is as interactive as you make it. You will be guided around the space by our top class detectives who will be leading the investigations. They will make it clear when it is your turn to ask characters questions and hunt for clues. If you'd rather stay quiet and watch other audience members grill the suspects, that's fine too. You will never be forced or expected to do something that you don't want to do. However the more initiative you take to question the characters, the more likely it is that you'll crack the case.


Is there a running time?

The running time for Magic Hour is still to be confirmed but the current estimate is 2 hours. 


Is there a dress code?

As an undercover agent at Club de Pompidou, it's imperative that you blend in. As such, you should dress as brightly and as colourfully as you can. Glitter would be a wise investment. You will be on your feet and exploring the Club de Pompidou, so sensible shoes are advised! 


Quick Duck Theatre

Quick Duck Theatre was created by Birmingham REP Foundry artist Will Jackson. We make interactive shows with a fun and comic twist to create unforgettable live experiences.