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Posted On: 12 May 2017 11:39 am
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Song, suspense, and who-dunnit: Cluedo Inc. the musical!

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By Ashlee Starratt

‘It was Colonel Mustard, in the conservatory, with the candlestick!’ Anyone who grew up in the 1980s will remember those family board-game afternoons where, chances were, Clue was top among the ranks. Its kitschy who-dunnit detective format, filled with eccentric characters, spawned a cult following of fans that quickly saw the board-game brand spin off into stage productions and, even, a feature film of the same name that hit theatres in 1985!

Now, its being revived and reimagined right here in Qatar through the Some Like It Hot Theatre Company. Qatar has always had a long-standing and thriving theatre community, with troupes such as the Doha Players staging regular productions, workshops, and improv theatre nights throughout the year. Now, Some Like It Hot has rallied a score of Doha actors to take part in the stage production of Cluedo Inc the musical, written and directed by Jane Williams, and produced by Elaine Potter.

The production has proven so popular the troupe has been accepted to perform at Scotland’s famed Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. So what’s the revived plot you say? Well, with an original score, innovative story-line, and a collection of deadly new weapons, Cluedo Inc the musical, is set against the backdrop of World War II, where the army Entertainment Corps try hopelessly to rehearse a play for troops stationed in an army tent in Egypt.

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With the military base under threat, tension grows in the company as the game begins to claim its first victims – but who will be the culprit? Colonel Mustard, in the study, with the revolver? Reverend Green in the billiard room with the rope? Or Miss Peach in the library with the cynanide? Inspector Cluedo joins the cast of classic characters as they make their way through the murder-mystery investigation.

With some great toe-tapping songs, the performance will be a fun outing for the whole family! Tickets are still on-sale now for tomorrow’s show! Want to know more about Cluedo Inc, the musical? Here’s all the details:

Cluedo Inc

Location: Giwana Ballroom, Radisson Blu Doha

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Times & Tickets: 3:00 p.m. – QR 120 (show only)

6:00 p.m. – QR 275 (includes International Buffet Dinner)

Contact Info: (+974) 5583-3298

[email protected]

@SomeLikeItHotCo (Instagram & Twitter)

@somelikeithottheatreco (Facebook)

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