The Thin Man

01apr7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Thin Man

Event Details

Witty banter, 30’s Jazz and a plateau of shady characters, this is a case that will keep even the best detectives guessing…

Shine Like Stars Theatre Company presents… The Thin Man!

“Having spent a month travelling the United States, former detective Nick Charles and his plucky heiress wife Nora return home to New York, ready to ring in a quiet New Year. Their arrival coincides with a phone call from Nora’s cousin Selma, declaring that her cheating, gold digging husband Robert has gone missing.

With the family desperate to hush up the scandal, Nick reluctantly agrees to look for him, but the case takes a twist when, moments after the stroke of midnight, Robert is found shot to death on the sidewalk – and Selma is accused of his murder.

With hot-shot Lieutenant Abrams on the case, Nick is more than happy to return to his whiskey and leave them to it. But at the persistence of the crime-novel-loving Nora, the pair soon find themselves embroiled in scheming jazz club performers, gun wielding gangsters and revenge plotting old flames…”

Based on the books by Dashiell Hammett and the film After The Thin Man

Adapted for the stage by Debbie Phillips


Family friendly. Please be aware that the show does feature scenes of mild threat. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Friargate Theatre is based on the first floor, via a staircase and currently there is no lift available.


Shine Like Stars Theatre Company is a youth theatre local to York that was established in 2013 by theatre practitioner Debbie Phillips. To date, the company has produced 41 productions, including two feature films and a web series that were created during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Shine Like Stars works with small casts in order to give performers plenty of stage time and allow our team to work one on one with our actors. We believe that if you join Shine Like Stars it’s because you want to be onstage and we want to honour that. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Tickets are non refundable.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Friargate Theatre

Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9SL