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Michelle Collins is to star as Miss Scarlett in the UK tour of Cluedo

Was it Miss Scarlett, with the revolver, in the dining room…?

Actress Michelle Collins, star of EastEnders, Coronation Street and 2000 Acres of Sky, is to star as the iconic Miss Scarlett in the UK Tour of the new play Cluedo, which begins in January 2022.

Michelle Collins
Michelle Collins

Based on the classic Hasbro detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 Paramount film CLUE, the brand new comedy-thriller opens on 28 January at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre and will then visit theatres across the country until the end of July.

Michelle Collins says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Cluedo. It’s such an iconic game and I remember how much I loved playing it with my cousins when we were younger. I’m delighted that it’s being brought to the stage – and having really enjoyed reading the script, I’m sure audiences across the UK will love it.

When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening, they are surprised to find they have all received the same intriguing invitation from Lord Boddy. It soon becomes clear that they all have something to hide as the mystery and hysteria grows and the inhabitants and guests of Boddy Manor are killed off one by one, with a variety of familiar weapons, leaving everyone to wonder, who will be next! This hilarious spoof of a thriller, will keep you guessing right up to the finale as both the guests and audience try to work out whodunnit… with what… and where!

This UK premiere production is directed by Mark Bell, director of the award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and just like the game, it promises audiences of all ages a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment. Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, the play is written by Sandy Rustin with additional materials by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and for the UK production, Mark Bell.

Producer Josh Andrews added: “We wanted an iconic actress to play such an iconic character and we could not be happier to have Michelle starring as Miss Scarlett in Cluedo. Both the game and Clue the movie, are much loved by all ages, so it’s a privilege to bring this new play of Cluedo to the UK stage and it could not be in more suitable hands than our director, Mark Bell. He certainly knows how to deliver a night full of great fun and entertainment!

The tour is produced by Josh Andrews and Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro Theatricals, in collaboration with their US producing partners Work Light Productions, Lively McCabe Entertainment & The Araca Group.

Cluedo 2022 UK Tour Dates

W/C 24 January 2022 Bromley: Churchill Theatre
W/C 07 February 2022 Norwich: Theatre Royal
W/C 14 February 2022 Cambridge: Arts Theatre

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mon 21 Feb – Sat 26 Feb 2022

W/C 28 February 2022 Nottingham: Theatre Royal

Richmond Theatre
Mon 7 Mar – Sat 12 Mar 2022

W/C 14 March 2022 Coventry: Belgrade Theatre
W/C 21 March 2022 Leeds: Grand Theatre
W/C 04 April 2022 Cardiff: New Theatre
W/C 11 April 2022 Shrewsbury: Severn Theatre
W/C 25 April 2022 Bath: Theatre Royal

The Alexandra, Birmingham
Mon 2 May – Sat 7 May 2022

W/C 09 May 2022 Edinburgh: Kings Theatre
W/C 16 May 2022 Southampton: Mayflower

Milton Keynes Theatre
Mon 30 May – Sat 4 Jun 2022

W/C 06 June 2022 Leicester: Curve Theatre

Theatre Royal Brighton
Mon 13 Jun – Sat 18 Jun 2022

W/C 20 June 2022 Malvern: Festival Theatre
W/C 26 June 2022 Salford: Lowry Theatre

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Mon 4 Jul – Sat 9 Jul 2022

W/C 11 July 2022 Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre
W/C 25 July 2022 Belfast: Grand Opera House

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