Preview: Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Following the huge success of the critically acclaimed original play, and based on the classic Hasbro board game, Cluedo is back at Mayflower Theatre with a brand-new comedy mystery, from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 June 2024.

The hilarious whodunnit returns with a new story, a new house, new suspects and lots of new bodies.

With an original new story set in the 60s, 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.

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!

Ellie Leach – reigning champion of Strictly Come Dancing – will make her stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett, with Colonel Mustard played by West End actor and TV favourite Jason Durr – most recently seen as David Hide in BBC’s Casualty, and also the motorbike riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s hugely popular series, Heartbeat.

“This is my first stage play and I am very excited to be playing Miss Scarlett,“ says Ellie ahead of her stage debut.

“It is nerve-wracking as it’s something completely different to TV but I really want to push myself out of my comfort zone. A year ago, I would never have expected Strictly, then the Strictly arena tour and now Cluedo 2happen. I am so grateful as Miss Scarlett is such an iconic character to play.”

“I have done an enormous amount of television but there is nothing quite like performing in front of a live audience and making people laugh,” adds Jason.

“I am looking forward to going back to my roots, acting on stage, and getting my funny bones going again in the form of this rip-roaring comedy. When I read the scripts for the first time, I was in a quiet coach on a train and I started hooting with laughter!

“A lady told me to be quiet but I couldn’t help but laugh throughout. It’s going to be phenomenal to bring comedy and a classic whodunnit to the stage where the audience get to be the detective.”

Tickets for Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter (Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 June) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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