Murder and Lies in Notts & West Yorks Playhouses’ Sleuth revival


A deadly game of cat and mouse is about to start at Nottingham and West Yorkshire Playhouses with the opening this month of Anthony Shaffer’s Tony-award winning thriller, Sleuth.

Royal Shakespeare Company actor Miles Richardson and ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou, lead the cast of this revival, co-produced by the two theatres.

Richardson plays rich and successful mystery writer Andrew Wyke whose obsession with playing games is in danger of losing him everything.

Miles RichardsonJames Alexandrou

Matters take a surprising turn when he lures his wife’s lover Milo (Alexandrou) to his country house to take part in a specially created challenge.

Nothing is what it seems in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Will the arrival of Inspector Doppler help untangle fact from fiction, deception from truth and murderer from victim?

Miles Richardson has appeared on stage in the West End and in numerous repertory companies around the country as well as touring both at home and abroad. He spent five years with the RSC, including as part of the multi award-winning Histories Ensemble.

His other theatre work includes roles in 12 Angry Men, Death of a Salesman, An Inspector Calls and A Doll’s House.

James Alexandrou (Milo) played Martin Fowler in EastEnders for ten years. His theatre credits include DNA for Hull Truck, All Quiet On The Western Front, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V.

WYP artistic director, James Brining said: “Sleuth is a Tony award-winning classic thriller which is ripe for a revival in Yorkshire.

“It holds the audience in an increasingly tense grip, as the friendly rivalry between Andrew and Milo becomes decidedly unfriendly.

“We heartily welcome back director Giles Croft, whose last production of The Kite Runner proved so popular when it came to Leeds.”

Sleuth, a co-production with Nottingham Playhouse, opens in Nottingham, running from this Friday until September 24, and moves to WYP’s Quarry Theatre, Leeds, from September 28-October 15.

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