WIN: Tickets to see The Happytime Murders at Weston's Odeon cinema

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 September 2018

Melissa McCarthy stars in The Happytime Murders. Picture: Cinemablend

Melissa McCarthy stars in The Happytime Murders. Picture: Cinemablend


The Muppets will return to cinema screens in a unique detective epic, and readers could win front-row tickets to see the show for free.

The Happytime Murders opened at Weston’s Odeon cinema last week.

Set in Los Angeles, The Happytime Murders explores a world where puppets coexist with humans as second-class citizens, puppet private investigator Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) reunites with his ex-partner Detective Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to find a serial killer who murdered Phil’s brother.

The killer is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang, and Phil’s former flame, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks), is next on the list.

It is up to Phil and Connie to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface, the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself.

Now he is on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve the happytime murders.

The film is directed by Brian Henson, the son of Jim Henson, who famously conceived The Muppet Show in 1976.

The plot is similar to Robert Zemeckis’ classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit and more than 120 puppets are used in the film.

This is the first feature film Brian has directed since Muppet Treasure Island in 1996.

The Happytime Murders will screen at the Odeon tonight (Thursday) at 8pm, with showings taking place throughout the week.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon to offer three lucky readers a pair of tickets to a screening of their choice.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of September 7.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering the draw you agree to be contacted by Archant about it.

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