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Ellie Leach sits in front of a wall of leaves and pink flowers
Ellie Leach wears a denim shirt, sat in front of a wall of leaves and flowers. She smiles at the camera.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Ellie Leach to star in Cluedo 2

Ellie Leach – reigning champion of Strictly Come Dancing – will make her stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett in the world premiere UK tour of Cluedo 2.

Ellie won the hearts of the nation as she waltzed her way to victory (with dance partner Vito) to win the Glitterball Trophy in December.

She is also known to millions of viewers as Faye Windass in Coronation Street. During her 13 years on the soap, Ellie was involved in various memorable storylines and nominated for many acting awards.

Based on the classic Hasbro board game, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the show will come to Mayflower Theatre from Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 June 2024.

Starring alongside Ellie will be leading West End actor and TV favourite Jason Durr, who stars as Colonel Mustard.

Most recently seen as David Hide in BBC One’s Casualty, audiences will also recognise Jason from other roles, including the motorbike riding policeman Mike Bradley from ITV’s Heartbeat.

The cast is completed by Jack Bennett (Wadsworth), Hannah Boyce (Mrs Peacock), Dawn Buckland (Mrs White), Liam Horrigan (Mr Black), Edward Howells (Professor Plum), Tiwai Muza (PC Silver) and Gabriel Paul (Reverend Green) with Kara Alberts-Turner, Audrey Anderson and Henry Lawes. Helen Flanagan has been advised to withdraw for medical reasons and the company of Cluedo 2 wish her well.

Women in scarlet red holds a handful of fanned playing cards obscuring her shoulders and head. The top card is a black Cluedo character card for Miss Scarlet, with an illustration of the character.

“After an incredible year I’m so excited to join the cast of Cluedo 2. I am delighted to make my stage acting debut as Miss Scarlett and I can’t wait to work with Jason and the talented cast.”

Ellie Leach

Title treatment. Glossy red block letters Cluedo 2, with a candlestick, rope and spanner entwined.

Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter

19 – 23 June 2024 | Mayflower Theatre

Following the huge success of the critically acclaimed original play, Cluedo is back on stage with a brand new, original comedy mystery, set in the swinging 60s.

As the bodies pile up, our colourful characters move from room to room trying to escape the murderer and survive the night. Cluedo 2 will keep audiences guessing right up to the final moments, and budding detectives of all ages, from 8 to 80 and beyond, can watch for the clues and unravel the secrets, as they try to work out whodunnit… with what… and where!

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