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Neil Patrick Harris to Produce ACCOMPLICE at Menier this Fall; Full Autumn/Winter Schedule Announced

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The Menier Chocolate Factory announces its Autumn/Winter 2010 season beginning with the European premiere of Accomplice - part game, pArt Theatre, part tour around the streets of SE1. Accomplice is followed by Jonathan Munby's production of Caryl Churchill's A Number starring Timothy and Samuel West, and Ken Hill's The Invisible Man directed by Ian Talbot.

Tickets for the Accomplice and A Number go on sale at 10am tomorrow, 5 August 2010. Booking dates for The Invisible Man will be announced shortly.

THE Menier Chocolate Factory

Under the direction of Artistic Director David Babani, the Menier Chocolate Factory, as well as producing in SE1 at its home theatre, has transferred ten productions to the West End - Fully Committed, Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, Dealer's Choice, Maria Friedman Re-Arranged, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity which is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Willy Russell's Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine which are playing at the Trafalgar Studios.

From the end of July, the Menier Chocolate Factory will have five productions playing worldwide: Aspects of Love at the Menier, Sweet Charity and Educating Rita/Shirley Valentine in the West End, as well as Trevor Nunn's production of A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre and Terry Johnson's production of La Cage Aux Folles at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.

As well as the theatre space, the multi award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory has a restaurant serving pre-theatre and à la carte menus.

EUROPEAN PREMIER OF

A C C O M P L I C E

Chocolate Factory Productions, Tom Salamon and Neil Patrick Harris will present the European Premiere of Accomplice from 4 September 2010. Set on the streets of SE1, Accomplice - part game, pArt Theatre, part tour - takes audiences on a walking discovery of theatre and mystery. Armed with basic information and aided by clues and cast members at various locations en route, each group of 10 participants will be sent on a mission on the streets of SE1 to piece together a meticulously crafted plot.

Accomplice will be produced in London by Neil Patrick Harris and presented by Chocolate Factory Productions. Accomplice opened in New York in 2005 to great acclaim. There are now two productions running with a third planned to open soon. The New York opening was followed in 2009 in Los Angeles by Accomplice: Hollywood.

Performances take place on Saturdays and Sundays every half hour from 1pm - 4.30pm and ticket prices are £29.50. Each performance will take participants on a walking tour of Southwark of approximately 1 mile. After booking, participants will be contacted with details of where to meet to begin their experience.

Writer/Director Tom Salamon is the creator, writer, and director of Accomplice productions in New York City and Hollywood, California. Accomplice: New York, the original production, was created and co-produced with Betsy Sufott, and began its run in April 2005. The creators returned with an all new New York City adventure, Accomplice: The Village, in January 2007. In 2009, the team joined forces with co-producer Neil Patrick Harris on a west coast production, Accomplice: Hollywood. Previously Salamon was the co-songwriter and bassist for the modern rock band The Dirges, performing alongside artists such as Bob Dylan and The Allman Brothers. He has also worked as a film colourist on music videos, advertisements and documentary films. He is currently collaborating with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC on an all new Accomplice production.

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