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Strictly champion, Coronation Street stars and West End favourite to star in Cluedo 2 at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal





The next chapter of a board game-inspired murder mystery will star a host of TV stars.

Following the huge success of the critically acclaimed original play, Cluedo is back on stage with a brand new, original comedy mystery, set in the swinging 60’s.

As the bodies pile up, colourful characters — The Honourable Mrs Emerald Peacock, Colonel Eugene Mustard, ‘Professor’ Alex Plum, Miss Annabel Scarlett, ‘The Reverend’ Hal Green and the housekeeper Mrs White — move from room to room trying to escape the murderer and survive the night.

The cast of Cluedo 2. Credit: Alastair Muir
The cast of Cluedo 2. Credit: Alastair Muir

Cluedo 2, is set to keep audiences guessing right up to the final moments, and budding detectives of all ages can watch for the clues and unravel the secrets as they try to work out whodunnit… with what… and where.

Ellie Leach, the reigning champion of Strictly Come Dancing, will make her stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett in the world premiere UK tour of Cluedo 2.

Ellie waltzed her way to victory to win the Glitterball Trophy in December — and she is also known to millions of viewers for her 13-year stint as Faye Windass in Coronation Street.

Starring alongside Ellie will be leading West End actor and TV favourite Jason Durr, who stars as Colonel Mustard.

Jason Durr, Ellie Leach and Hannah Boyce in Cluedo 2. Credit: Alastair Muir
Jason Durr, Ellie Leach and Hannah Boyce in Cluedo 2. Credit: Alastair Muir

Most recently seen as David Hide in BBC One’s Casualty, audiences will also recognise Jason as the motorbike riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s popular series, Heartbeat.

Based on the classic Hasbro board game, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the five-month UK tour marks the world premiere of Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter, which will visit the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from Tuesday, May 21, to Saturday, May 25.

Ellie Leach said: “After an incredible year I’m so excited to join the cast of Cluedo 2. I am delighted to make my stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett and I can’t wait to work with Jason and the talented cast.”

Jason Durr added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Cluedo 2 as Colonel Mustard. I was a huge fan of the Cluedo board game as a child and the Colonel is such a great character. I am looking forward to bringing laughter and this ultimate whodunnit to audiences across the UK in its 75th anniversary year.”

Edward Howells, Gabriel Paul, Dawn Buckland, Jason Durr, Ellie Leach, Hannah Boyce and Jack Bennett. Credit: Alastair Muir
Edward Howells, Gabriel Paul, Dawn Buckland, Jason Durr, Ellie Leach, Hannah Boyce and Jack Bennett. Credit: Alastair Muir

The cast is completed by Jack Bennett (Wadsworth), Hannah Boyce (Mrs Peacock), Dawn Buckland (Mrs White), Liam Horrigan (Mr Black), Edward Howells (Professor Plum), Tiwai Muza (PC Silver) and Gabriel Paul (Reverend Green) with Kara Alberts-Turner, Audrey Anderson and Henry Lawes.

Cluedo 2 is written by one of the UK’s most successful TV and stage writing duos, BAFTA award winning writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, (Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart and Dreamboats and Petticoats) and will be directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery), who will bring the action of the hilarious whodunnit to life.

Set and costume design is by David Farley, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Jon Fiber and movement direction by Anna Healey.



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