Following the huge success of the critically acclaimed original play, Cluedo is back on stage with a brand-new comedy mystery. The hilarious whodunnit returns with a new story, a new house, new suspects and lots of new bodies.
Based on the classic Hasbro board game, the five month UK tour marks the world premiere of CLUEDO 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER, which kicks off at Richmond Theatre on 29th February and visits more than 20 venues across the length and breadth of the UK. It gets to the New Theatre in Cardiff from Monday 24th June. Tickets details at the bottom of the page.
With an original new story set in the 60s, featuring The Honourable Mrs. Emerald Peacock, Colonel Eugene Mustard, ‘Professor’ Alex Plum, Miss Annabel Scarlett, ‘The Reverend’ Hal Green and the housekeeper Mrs White, Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter is a riotous spoof of a comedy thriller penned by the BAFTA Award winning TV writing duo, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, whose numerous credits include Birds of a Feather and Dreamboats and Petticoats, and directed by Mark Bell, who directed the original Cluedo play in the UK and the worldwide phenomenon, The Play That Goes Wrong.
You can see our review and audience reaction from the original Cluedo HERE.
ELLIE LEACH – 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 won the hearts of the nation as she waltzed her way to victory (with dance partner Vito) to win the Glitterball Trophy in December. She is also known to millions of viewers as Faye Windass in Coronation Street. During her 13 years on the soap, Ellie was involved in various memorable storylines and nominated for numerous acting awards.
Ellie told us…….
“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.”
Starring alongside Ellie will be leading West End actor and TV favourite JASON DURR, who stars as Colonel Mustard. Most recently seen as David Hide in BBC One’s Casualty, (a role he played for seven years from 2016), audiences will also recognise Jason from his numerous other roles, including the motorbike riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s hugely popular series, Heartbeat.
“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.”
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. Helen Flanagan was originally due to appear in the show but has been advised to withdraw for medical reasons and the company of Cluedo 2 wish her well.
Set in the swinging 60’s the story 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 this hilarious whodunnit to life.
Cluedo the game itself is a murder mystery that was devised in 1943 by British board game designer Anthony E. Pratt. The game was first manufactured by Waddingtons in the United Kingdom in 1949. Since then, it has been relaunched and updated several times, and it is currently owned and published by the American game and toy company Hasbro.
The object of the game is to determine who carried out the murder, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used. The object of the play however, is to go along to the New Theatre, and be thoroughly entertained for the couple of hours the show runs.
Just like the game, the show promises a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment which will keep you guessing right up to the finale as both the guests and audience try to work out whodunnit…. with what… and where!
In fact, once the casting is announced for Cluedo 2, we’ll be giving away that very 1949 original set of the game. Now it is a bit battered and worn, but then again it is 75 years old. Watch this space and we’ll tell you how you can win the game above.
As the bodies pile up and our infamous colourful characters dart from room to room trying to escape the murderer and survive the night, Cluedo 2, will keep you guessing right up to the finale and invites budding detectives of all ages to watch for the clues and unravel the secrets, as they try to work out whodunnit… with what… and where!
CLUEDO 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER gets to the New Theatre in Cardiff from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th June. Performances are at 7:30pm each evening with a 2:30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday. As usual it’s best to get in early for tickets, full details HERE, with all the prices and concessions below.
Tue to Thurs 7.30pm plus Wed 2.30pm – £44, £40, £36, £24;
Fri and Sat 7.30pm plus Sat 2.30pm – £48, £44, £39, £28
Concessions – £3 off top 3 prices, Tue – Thurs
Groups 8+ 5% off top 2 prices, Tue to Thurs;
Groups 10+ 10% off top two prices, Tue to Thurs;
Groups 20+ 20% off top two prices, Tue to Thurs;
Groups 40+ 25% off top two prices, Tue to Thurs