By Paul Johnson
In our previous edition we announced the new life-sized and interactive attraction Monopoly coming to London.
Hot on its heels is a new stage play based on the classic whodunnit board game preparing to tour the UK in 2022.
Was it Miss Scarlet, with the revolver in the dining room, or was it Professor Plum, with the lead pipe in the library…?
Producers Joshua Andrews and Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro Theatricals, in collaboration with their US producing partners Work Light Productions, Lively McCabe Entertainment & The Araca Group, have announced that Cluedo, a new stage play based on the classic Hasbro detective board game loved by generations, is to tour the UK between January and July next year.
Based on Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 screenplay of the Paramount film Clue, the stage play is written by Sandy Rustin with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and, for the UK production, Mark Bell, director of The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
He will direct the UK premiere production and just like the game, it promises audiences of all ages a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment.
When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Revered Green, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard all arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening, they find out that they have all received the same mysterious invitation from Lord Boddy.
What’s clear is that they all have something to hide and the mystery and hysteria grows, as the inhabitants and guests of Boddy Manor start being killed, with a variety of familiar weapons, leaving everyone to wonder, who will be next!
The spoof of a thriller, promises to keep you guessing right up to the finale as both audience and cast try to work out whodunnit, with what and where.
2022 Tour Dtaes:
- w/c – 24 Jan – Bromley: Churchill Theatre
- w/c – 7 Feb – Norwich: Theatre Royal
- w/c – 14 Feb – Cambridge: Arts Theatre
- w/c – 21 Feb – Woking: New Ambassadors
- w/c – 28 Feb – Nottingham: Theatre Royal
- w/c – 7 Mar – Richmond: Richmond Theatre
- w/c – 14 Mar – Coventry: Belgrade Theatre
- w/c – 21 Mar – Leeds: Grand Theatre
- w/c – 4 Apr – Cardiff: New Theatre
- w/c – 11 Apr – Shrewsbury: Severn Theatre
- w/c – 25 Apr – Bath: Theatre Royal
- w/c – 2 May – Birmingham: Alexandra Theatre
- w/c – 9 May – Edinburgh: Kings Theatre
- w/c – 16 May – Southampton: Mayflower
- w/c – 30 May – Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre
- w/c – 6 Jun – Leicester: Curve Theatre
- w/c – 13 Jun – Brighton: Theatre Royal
- w/c – 20 Jun – Malvern: Festival Theatre
- w/c – 26 Jun – Salford: Lowry Theatre
- w/c – 4 Jul – Glasgow: Theatre Royal
- w/c – 11 Jul – Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre
- w/c – 25 Jul – Belfast: Grand Opera House