CLUEDO: The Stage Play at
The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham.
Last night I played Detective and went to see CLUEDO: The Stage Play at The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham. Starring Michelle Collins as Miss Scarlett, CLUEDO is an exciting, comedy thriller based on the hit 1985 film CLUE and the classic board game loved by generations. Directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery just like the game, this brand new play promises a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment. And, it delivered just that.
When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard arrive at a party, they are surprised to find they have all received the same invitation from the mysterious Lord Boddy. It soon becomes clear that they all have hidden secrets and the mystery and hysteria grows when the staff of Boddy Manor are killed off with a variety of familiar weapons. It's all very comical and very funny. It'll have you laughing out loud.
Each character has their own stories, their own murderous motifs and their own quirks, should I say. Watching this play brought back a lot of happy childhood memories of a game I've not played in years but would now quite like to introduce to my children so they can play.
The staging of it all was so clever, with it's magical doors that moved with the set as they explored the house. It was fun, engaging and very exciting, and I really loved the silliness of it all. Wadsworth, the Butler, who was played by the wonderful Jean-Luke Worrell absolutely stole the show for me. His stage presence and humour was just incredible. He made me laugh so many times and his solo speech was just amazing. He's so talented.
CLUEDO The Stage Play is The Alexandra, Birmingham until Saturday 7 May so there's still plenty of time to grab yourself tickets if you'd like to go and see it sometime this week.
If you're looking for a night of laughter, silliness and nostalgic fun, then this play is for you.
I had a great night and really enjoyed watching something different. It's a bit shorter than most other plays (1 hour 40 minutes including the interval) but that was perfect length.
Long enough to tell their story but not too long as to drag it out and bore you. I enjoyed it.
CLUEDO THe Stage Play then moves onto Milton Keynes, Brighton and Glasgow.
Disclosure: I was invited to the press night showing. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.