Go Back For Murder at Windsor Theatre Royal

Published: 12 Jan 2013 09:300 comments

THE stage is set for murder, suspense and 'plenty of twists and turns' as a star-studded cast take on a classic whodunit by the queen of crime fiction. Agatha Christie's Go Back For Murder started its tour at Windsor Theatre Royal this week, and promises to keep audiences intrigued.

YOU'LL BE DYING FOR MORE: Sophie Ward plays Carla Crale

Sophie Ward, former model and star of television's Land Girls, steps into the shoes of Carla Crale, a 'no-nonsense, determined woman' who arrives in England to solve the mystery of her father's death.

Her mother has died in prison after being charged with his murder, but, believing her to be innocent, Carla becomes determined to clear

her name. Enlisting the help of the son of her mother's defence lawyer, Carla locates all the key players - a host of curious characters with mysterious pasts and tales to tell - and reunites them at the scene of the crime to discover the truth. Sophie (pictured right) says what follows is 'a tale of twists and turns' that will 'keep the audience on the edge of their seats'.

She is joined in the Agatha Christie Theatre Company production by star of 1980s television drama Bergerac, Liza Goddard, Drop The Dead Donkey's Robert Duncan, and Lysette Anthony, who has featured in The Bill.

Also appearing on stage is Ben Nealon, who starred in Soldier Soldier and Gary Mavers, a Peak Practice and Casualty actor, who takes on the role of the 'larger-than-life, unpredictable' lothario Amyas Crale. Amyas is an artist who falls in love with each of his muses, and uses his charm to get away with everything - but is he also trying to get away with murder?

Gary, who previously acted in Agatha Christie's The Hollow at the Theatre Royal, said: "People always have different perceptions and takes on Agatha Christie's plays, and usually come away having arguments and debates about what happened. I think that's why they've been so successful."

Although best known as a well-established television star, he said he loves performing on stage 'to mix things up a bit'.

He added: "We've been blessed with a really great cast and a wonderful play."

Go Back For Murder runs at the Theatre Royal until Saturday, January 19.

Tickets cost from £11-£23.50 from www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk or call 01753 853888. Performances are at 8pm, Tuesdays to Saturday, with a 2.30pm show on Thursdays and a 4.45pm show on Saturdays.

Go Back For Murder will also be on stage at The Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, from Monday, May 13-Saturday, May 18.

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