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Successful 80s play re-birthed in Thame

Successful 80s play re-birthed in Thame

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 1:37pm 10th July 2019.

A nationally successful play from the 1980s is being re-birthed in Thame this week.

The play 'Cluedo' was written by Richard Duncan who was commissioned by Waddington's, the developer of the game at the time, to portray the essence of the game.

The history:

  • The play was then first staged by the Thame Players and then went on to the Theatre Royal Windsor. 
  • Christopher Biggins was cast as Reverend Green and Trevor Bannister as the Inspector, among others, agreed to join the tour. 
  • Cluedo opened at the Theatre Royal Windsor and broke their all-time box office record.
  • This was the start of a very successful national tour which lasted over a year.
  • Cluedo was seen by the Queen, Vera Lynn, and Sir Tim Rice three times.

Then when the rights to Cluedo changed hands the play didn't continue.

So, playwright Richard decided to rewrite the play under the name CUT! featuring characters involved in the thirties film industry.

The shape of the play remains the same, it is still based in an old manor house and still has six different endings.

The play is taking to the stage at the Thame Players this week from the 9th - 13th July.

You can find all the details here.

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