Last Updated on 1st December 2021
The Cat and The Canary Tour announced. Bill Kenwright and The Classic Thriller Theatre Company is touring again from 7 September 2021.
Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, Bill Kenwright’s Classic Thriller Theatre Company (Rehearsal For Murder, Judgement in Stone, The Case of the Frightened Lady and The Lady Vanishes), returns with their latest chilling whodunit, the creepy comedy thriller The Cat and the Canary tour.
Following its acclaimed opening in Windsor in January 2020 and highly successful spring tour, the production returns to complete its Autumn tour, which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This new adaptation of the murder mystery by John Willard, which inspired three classic movies starring the likes of Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Fox, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey, will embark on a nationwide tour from September 2021.
Returning to the production is silver screen and Bond-girl legend Britt Ekland, whose numerous films include The Man with The Golden Gun with Roger Moore, The Wicker Man with Christopher Lee, and Get Carter with Michael Caine.
Britt stars alongside singer-songwriter, actor and former member of the internationally successful 00’s boy band Blue, Antony Costa, and Tracy Shaw, best known for her long-running role as Maxine Peacock in Coronation Street. They are joined by West End leading lady Marti Webb, whose credits include Evita and Tell Me on A Sunday; Gary Webster, who played Gary Costello in Family Affairs and Ray Daley opposite George Cole in ITV’s Minder; Classic Thriller Theatre Company veteran Ben Nealon, who played Lt. Forsythe in the drama series Soldier Soldier, and Eric Carte, who played Geoff Roberts in two series of Bouquet of Barbed Wire. The cast is completed by Priyasasha Kumari, Martin Carroll, Jack Taylor and Clara Darcy.
Twenty years after the death of Mr West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels.
When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them?
When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright…
The Cat and the Canary is directed by Roy Marsden, adapted by Carl Grose, designed by Takis, lighting design by Chris Davey, and sound design by Dan Samson.
Page updated 2 September 2021
THE CAT AND THE CANARY TOUR 2021
7 – 11 September 2021
13 – 18 September 2021
Glasgow Theatre Royal
20 – 25 September 2021`
4 – 9 October 2021
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
18 – 23 October 2021
25 – 30 October 2021
Manchester Opera House
1 – 6 November 2021
Brighton Theatre Royal
8 – 13 November 2021
Bromley Churchill Theatre
23 – 27 November 2021
Leeds Grand Theatre