Jason Durr on the case as Poirot in Black Coffee

Jason Durr in Black Coffee

The successful tour of the Agatha Christie Company’s crime thriller, Black Coffee, carries on with more cast changes.

Joining Jason Durr, who recently took over the lead role of Hercule Poirot from Robert Powell, is Harry Potter star Georgina Leonidas, plus TV’s Deborah Grant and Oliver Mellor.

They join former TV soap stars Gary Mavers and Ben Nealon.

As the Belgian investigator, Jason puts his little grey cells to use when the production re-opens at New Victoria Theatre, Woking from August 19.

He has recently appeared on UK stages in the title role of Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret.

But the actor’s previous detective training includes Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, The Chief and Heartbeat where he consolidated his heartthrob status playing the role of PC Mike Bradley for six years.

Georgina Leonidas shot to international fame playing the cursed Katie Bell in the Harry Potter films.

She’s also appeared in Father Brown for TV and Little Cosette in Les Misérables.

Deborah Grant has starred in numerous television shows including Not Going Out, Peak Practice and Bergerac while Oliver Mellor appeared as Dr. Matt Carter in Coronation Street before starring as vet, James Herriot, in a UK tour of the stage show All Creatures Great and Small.

Further casting to be announced.

A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula.

Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.

Tour Dates:

19-23 August, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
26-30 August, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
1-6 September, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
8-13 September, Grand Theatre, Swansea
15-20 September, Princess Theatre, Torquay
22-27 September,Civic Theatre, Darlington
29 September-4 October, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
6-11 October, Churchill Theatre, Bromley,
13-18 October, Rose Theatre, Kingston
20-25 October, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
27 October-1 November, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
3-8 November, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
10-15 November, Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
17-22 November, Opera House, Manchester
24-29 November, Derby Theatre, Derby

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