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Cluedo 2 at Southampton Mayflower Theatre will star Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach





Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Leach will make her stage debut in Cluedo 2 at Southampton Mayflower Theatre later this month.

Ellie won the hearts of the nation as she waltzed her way to victory in the TV dance contest last December. Prior to that she played Faye Windass in Coronation Street for 13 years in a role which won her numerous awards.

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. It will be at Southampton Mayflower Theatre from 19th to 23rd June.

Cast of Cluedo 2. Photo credit: Alastair Muir
Cast of Cluedo 2. Photo credit: Alastair Muir
L-R Edward Howells, Gabriel Paul, Dawn Buckland, Jason Durr, Ellie Leach, Hannah Boyce & Jack Bennett. Photo credit - Alastair Muir
L-R Edward Howells, Gabriel Paul, Dawn Buckland, Jason Durr, Ellie Leach, Hannah Boyce & Jack Bennett. Photo credit - Alastair Muir

Set in the swinging ’60s, Cluedo 2 follows the huge success of the original play, Cluedo. The latest installment has been written by Bafta Award-winning writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, and is directed by Mark Bell.

As the bodies pile up, the show’s 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 play promises to keep audiences guessing right up to the final moments, and budding detectives can watch for the clues and unravel the secrets as they try to work out whodunit, with what and where!

Appearing 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, audiences will also recognise Jason from his numerous other roles, including the motorbike riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s popular Heartbeat.

L-R Edward Howells, Dawn Buckland, Ellie Leach, Jack Bennett, Jason Durr, Hannah Boyce & Gabriel Paul. Photo credit - Alastair Muir
L-R Edward Howells, Dawn Buckland, Ellie Leach, Jack Bennett, Jason Durr, Hannah Boyce & Gabriel Paul. Photo 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 will be at Southampton Mayflower Theatre from 19th to 23rd June. Tickets are priced from £20.50.

To book visit mayflower.org.uk or call the box office on 023 8071 1811



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