A new online, interactive investigation series with video suspect interviews, live clues and round up articles, we need YOU to help us solve #WhoKilledTheLollipopMan?
Three suspect interviews have been released, 145 people have signed up to be jury members and £735 has been raised. There is one question on everybody’s lips – #WhoKilledTheLollipopMan.
Martin Morris, the local lollipop man, was found dead on January 1st 2000 and the case was closed unsolved. 21 years later, the case has been re-opened for the public to help solve who killed the lollipop man.
Since the first national lockdown back in March 2020, John O’Neill (Creative Director and founder of Up Ere Productions, writer, actor, producer) and Stacey Harcourt (Doctors (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Kayleigh’s Love Story) have been working hard to #KeepTheatreAlive by creating The Breakfast Club and raising thousands of pounds for the theatres and creatives of Greater Manchester.
When the third national lockdown was announced, they knew they needed to do more and wanted to create an interactive, ongoing, web series to keep people entertained whilst being stuck in their homes. The Lollipop Man? Has already helped to keep family and friends in touch away from Zoom quizzes and awkward video calls.
Between them, they have created and produced this whole project with John taking
control of the writing and creating the story and script.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, a new suspect interview (filmed by Nicky Jones – Digital Executive The Lowry Theatre, ,Salford) is released on YouTube at 7:30pm with each video ranging from 5-15 minutes which gives you the chance to meet each suspect.
There is still plenty of time to sign up and join us on our quest to find out #WhoKilledTheLollipopMan?.
Once you have signed up, you will receive your detective pack which holds all the information you need to join us.
We are also fundraising for this project through our JustGiving page on a pay what you can basis with a recommended donation of £5-£10 which will be used to split between all creatives involved to value them for their work involved in creating The Lollipop Man?.
Sign Up Link here.