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By Anthony Shaffer

"...undoubtedly a must-see show." British Theatre Guide

**** "...Attlee and Spencer ignite the stage..." WhatsOnStage

"... Attlee gives a manically entertaining performance, well-matched by Matthew Spencer." The Stage

**** "a production that remains gripping throughout" The Good Review

Thu 14 Feb 2013 - Sat 23 Mar 2013

"This is a fast paced, high-energy production that is thoroughly enjoyable and is undoubtedly a must-see show" British Theatre Guide

Millionaire mystery writer, Andrew Wyke, invites his wife’s new lover to his country mansion. When young Milo Tindle arrives, Andrew has a proposal for him. His plan would enable both parties to live in the style to which they are, or would like to become accustomed. It’s a win-win situation involving a break in, his wife’s ruby necklace and a clown’s costume!

However, things are not all as they seem and Milo quickly becomes entangled in a web of deceit and manipulation. A battle of wits has drastic consequences and the question is no longer a whodunit, but a whodunwhat?

Sleuth is regarded as one of the greatest stage thrillers, winning the Tony Award for Best Play and inspiring two film versions.

Watch an interview with Director, Jessica Swale here

You can read Jessica's insights into the rehearsal process here

Monday evening, Thursday and Saturday matinées
£15, £14.50
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
£24 £22 £15
Friday and Saturday evenings
£26, £24, £16.50

First week special
From Thursday 14 to Tuesday 19 February (excluding Saturday evening)
Tickets £12  (no other discounts apply)

Backstage Tour
Wednesday 13 March at 5.30pm.  Click here for further information.

The cast includes Richard Attlee, as millionaire mystery writer Wyke (last seen here in Love on the Tracks and Moonlight and Magnolias – aka Kenton Archer in The Archers), Matthew Spencer as Milo, with Marc Westheep, Peter Watchmen and  Stewart Cheem.

Performance running times
First Act          56 mins
Interval            20 mins
Second Act    50 mins

Performance Times
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
(no matinée performance on Thursday 14 February)
Saturday 23 March performances at 1.30pm and 6.30pm

Directed by Jessica Swale
Designed by Simon Kenny
Lighting designed by Nick Richings
Original music and sound designed Isobel Waller-Bridge