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Catch Strictly Champ Ellie Leach in Cluedo 2 at Blackpool Grand this October

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The magnificent murder mystery Cluedo is back with a bang! The brand-new comedy crime caper CLUEDO 2 – The Next Chapter will slip into Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 15 October to Saturday 19 October 2024 and it’s a real hot ticket!

Cluedo 2

 

This rollicking spoof of a whodunit stars the reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion and Coronation Street star Ellie Leach making her sizzling stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett and famous Casualty face Jason Durr as Colonel Mustard.

Cluedo 2 is based on the classic Hasbro board game and will keep you guessing right up to the final twist! Set in the swinging 1960s, we meet a host of new suspects, a new house, and a lot of new bodies, in this all-new tale of murder, mystery and secret passageways.

If you’re a fan of the much-loved board game – you’re gonna enjoy this. If you enjoyed the hysterical first play – you’re gonna love this one. And if you missed the first play, it doesn’t matter, this is a brand new story so come and have some fun – you’ll love it too!

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Rick Black has not had a hit for years and he’s broke. But as he settles into his expensive new home, Graveny Manor, Rick is desperate to revive his fading career and reclaim his fame and fortune – and is prepared to do anything to get it back.

Excited to reveal his long-awaited comeback album, Rick has assembled his supermodel wife, The Honourable Emerald Peacock; his manager, Colonel Eugene Mustard; long-time roadie ‘Professor’ Alex Plum; Annabel Scarlett his trusted interior designer, and housekeeper Mrs White – who came with house and who knows all its secrets…

But there is still someone missing… Rick’s former songwriting partner ‘The Reverend’ Hal Green, disappeared mysteriously at the same time that Rick’s career went downhill and without him, has Rick still got it? And where did that butler come from???

As the bodies pile up, the infamous colourful characters uncover each other’s mysteries and secrets, as they dart from room to room trying to escape the killer and survive the night.

 

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Ellie Leach

 

Ellie Leach won the hearts of the nation as she waltzed her way to victory with dance partner Vito)on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing last December. She is also known to millions of viewers as Faye Windass in Coronation Street and during her 13 years on the smash-hit soap, Ellie was involved in many memorable storylines and nominated for numerous acting awards.

Ellie said of her exciting new role:

I’ve really enjoyed bringing Miss Scarlett to life on stage. It’s so much fun to perform this iconic character and to see audiences of all ages having such a good time at every show.

 

West End actor and TV favourite Jason Durr was most recently seen as David Hide in BBC One’s Casualty, (a role he played for seven years from 2016) and audiences will also recognise Jason from his numerous other roles, including the motorbike-riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s hugely popular series, Heartbeat. Jason said:

 

I’m delighted to be Colonel Mustard in Cludeo 2. The audience reaction during our first few weeks of performances has been fantastic and I can’t wait to bring this hilarious whodunnit to many more audiences around the UK.

 

This all-new story is written by BAFTA Award winners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, (Birds of A Feather, Dreamboats and Petticoats) and directed by Mark Bell (director of the original hit UK production of Cluedo and the global phenomenon, The Play That Goes Wrong). Completing the cast is 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 invites budding detectives of all ages, from 8 to 80 and beyond, to watch for the clues and unravel the secrets, as we all try to work out whodunnit…. with what… and where!!

Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter starring star Ellie Leach (Strictly Come Dancing champion, Coronation Street) as Miss Scarlett and Jason Durr (Casualty) as Colonel Mustard is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 15 October to Saturday 19 October 2024 with evening and matinee performances. Age recommendation 14+ – mature themes.

Tickets from £22.50 with concessions, school and group rates and extra special discounts for 1894 Club Members. Please call the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for full listings, bookings and further information.

And don’t forget! You can pre-book bottles of ice-chilled sparkling Prosecco, fragrant fresh flowers and delicious chocolate truffles to treat your loved ones to the theatrical experience of a lifetime!

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