Michael Praed heads a theatre return for Priestley’s thrilling Dangerous Corner

Michael PraedColin Buchanan

A brand new production of JB Priestley’s thriller Dangerous Corner is set to tour the UK this autumn.

It will star Michael Praed, Colin Buchanan and Kim Thomson and be directed by the former head of London’s acclaimed Almeida Theatre – Michael Attenborough.

From the writer of An Inspector Calls, Priestley’s first play Dangerous Corner is a timeless classic mystery where a chance remark at a dinner party exposes a world of murder and conspiracy.

Known for his iconic portrayal in the classic TV series Robin of Sherwood, Praed’s other screen credits include the hit shows Dynasty and Riders.

On stage he recently led the UK tours of High Society, The Sound of Music and An Ideal Husband.

Colin Buchanan is best known for playing D.I Pascoe for 11 years in the hit BBC television series Dalziel and Pascoe.

They are joined by a strong ensemble cast that includes Kim Thomson (Emmerdale’s Faye Lamb) and Matt Milne, who starred in Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of War Horse and is fresh from his on-screen performance as Footman Alfred Nugent in Downton Abbey.

Completing the cast are Lauren Drummond, who has had major roles in the TV dramas Holby City and Waterloo Road and Finty Williams, whose film credits include Gosford Park and Mrs Brown.

All seems well at the Caplan’s independent publishing house until a can of worms is unceremoniously ripped open at Robert and Freda Caplan’s dinner party.

A chance remark plunges the guests into a re-examination of the mysterious events surrounding the recent death of young Martin Caplan and skeletons come crashing out of the closet in more ways than one.

Life will never be the same again… or will it?

TOUR DATES 2014

Windsor, Theatre Royal, September 2-13
Mold Clwyd Theatre, September 15-20
Richmond Theatre, September 29-Oct 4
Eastbourne Devonshire Park, October 6-11
Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. October 13-18
Glasgow Theatre Royal, Oct 27-Nov 1
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Nov 3-8
Malvern Festival Theatre, Nov 10-15
Stoke Regent Theatre, Nov 17-22
Woking New Victoria Theatre, Nov 24-29

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