A stage production based on a beloved board game and starring a Strictly Come Dancing Champion is set to visit Malvern next month.

'Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter' is embarking on a five-month UK tour, which will visit Malvern Theatres for a five night run between Tuesday, April 30 and Saturday, May 4.

The production was penned by BAFTA award-winning TV writing duo Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who promise to keep audiences guessing right up to the end.


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As the bodies pile up, our infamous colourful characters dart from room to room trying to escape the murderer and survive the night.

Strictly champion and former Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach will be starring as Miss Scarlett, and former Heartbeat and Casualty actor Jason Durr as Colonel Mustard.

Ahead of her stage debut, Leach said: "This is my first stage play and I am very excited to be playing Miss Scarlett.

"It is nerve-wracking as it's something completely different to TV but I really want to push myself out of my comfort zone.

She added: "Thousands came to watch the Strictly tour and it did give me a sense of what it is like to perform in front of a live audience.

"It’s going to be also amazing to take on this new experience and do something different to TV, which is practically at the other end of the acting scale."

The play will also see the return of director Mark Bell, who previously directed the original Cluedo play in the UK and the worldwide phenomenon, 'The Play That Goes Wrong'.

Praising Bell, Durr said: "Mark is the past master at mishap and mayhem and he has his finger on the pulse.

"This is the perfect tonic we need right now in the world we are living in."

Durr said: "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."

Bell said: "Cluedo 2 is a really great whodunnit.

"It’s fast paced, high energy with lots of verbal and visual jokes.

"This is one for all the family – everyone is going to come out smiling."

Tickets can be purchased at CluedoStagePlay.com.