The Cat and the Canary brought suspense and comedy with a star cast to Darlington Racecourse for its opening night.
Theatergoers were on the edge of their seats last night as this spooky thriller offered its many twists and turns.
Where there is a will, there is a way, or shall we say a mystery to be solved and it all starts inside the very strange Glenthorne Mansion in the middle of Bodmin Moor.
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Twenty years after his death, Mr. West’s descendants gather in his mansion to find out who will inherit his vast wealth, and it quickly becomes clear that it won’t be a simple matter.
With a mix of distant relatives, huge fortune, jealous love interests, and a madman on the loose, of course, the perfect setting is a stormy evening at a secluded haunted house.
Greeted by the eccentric and ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs. Pleasant, played by movie royalty Britt Ekland, the characters quickly get dear to you and make you guess what role they should play, most of which I can do. almost guarantee they will be fake.
Some of the names you can expect to see alongside Britt in this all-star cast are Tracy Shaw, best known for her longtime role as Maxine Peacock in Coronation Street now playing glamor Annabelle, Antony Costa, author- composer-performer and former member of the group Blue. playing Paul the Vet, West End principal lady Marti Webb as Aunt Susan, Gary Webster who starred in Minder, playing Gary the Boxer, and others.
It’s the perfect thriller, with the characters each revealing themselves at the perfect time. A fabulous cast and a great performance.
The production of The Cat and Canary, by Bill Kenwright’s classic theater company Thriller, will take place at Darlington Racecourse from Tuesday September 21 to Saturday September 25.
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