Sleuth

Todd Boyce (Coronation Street’s notorious baddie, Stephen Reid) and Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Royal) star in Anthony Shaffer’s masterpiece, directed by award winning Rachel Kavanaugh (The RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre) 

A young man arrives at the impressive home of a famous mystery writer, only to be unwittingly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and gamesmanship, where nothing is quite as it seems… 

This dark psychological thriller about thrillers it promises to baffle even the most proficient sleuth! 

Sleuth is one of the greatest ever stage thrillers and played for a total of 12 years in both London and New York. Winning the Tony Award for Best Play, it also became the inspiration for the hugely successful film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

 

CAST

TODD BOYCE

Andrew Wyke

NEIL MCDERMOTT

Milo Tindle

TOM MENDRICLET

Inspector Doppler

WILLIAM GOODISON

Detective Sergeant Tarrant

KENNY WRIGHT 

PC Higgs

LEE PECK

Understudy

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by

ANTHONY SHAFFER

Directed by

RACHEL KAVANAUGH

Designer

JULIE GODFREY

Lighting Designer

TIM OLIVER

Sound designer

ANDY GRAHAM

Fight Director

BRET YOUNT 

Costume Supervisor

TRISH WILKINSON

Props Supervisor

KATE FORRESTER

Hair and Makeup

DARREN WARE

REVIEWS

“THE MOST FIENDISHLY CLEVER THRILLER EVER WRITTEN” 
THE TIMES 

‘A thrilling cat and mouse game. 

It had me well and truly pleasurably foxed’. 

EVENING STANDARD 

“A MASTERPIECE.

More twists than a corkscrew.

BRILLIANTY INGENIOUS”
Daily Telegraph

‘SHAFFER’S SUBLIME THRILLER

IS A MASTERPIECE OF PLOTS…

CRACKING ENTERTAINMENT

THAT WILL APPEAL

TO EVERYONE’

THE ADVERTISER 

“The class and inventiveness of Shaffer’s writing is beautifully crafted”

The Observer

“THE GREATEST THILLER OF ALL TIME” 
DAILY EXPRESS 

Production photography: Jack Merriman

2024 TOUR DATES

12 – 17 Jan

BATH Theatre Royal Bath

19 – 24 Jan

TORQUAY Princess Theatre

26 Feb – 2 Mar

YORK Grand Opera House

4 – 9 Mar

EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park Theatre

13 – 16 Mar

BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre

18 – 23 Mar

CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre

25 – 30 Mar

SOUTHEND Palace Theatre

8 – 13 Apr

MALVERN Festival Theatre

15 – 20 Apr

CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre

22 – 27 Apr

GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

6 – 11 May

DARTFORD Orchard West Theatre

13- 18 May

RICHMOND Richmond Theatre

PAST TOUR DATES

31 Jan – 10 Feb

WINDSOR Theatre Royal Windsor