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Helen Flanagan to make stage acting debut as tour comes to Glasgow

Helen Flanagan to make stage acting debut in theatre show as tour comes to Glasgow <i>(Image: PA)</i>
Helen Flanagan to make stage acting debut in theatre show as tour comes to Glasgow (Image: PA)

HELEN Flanagan will make her theatrical stage debut in the world premiere UK tour of Cluedo 2 - The Next Chapter next year. 

The actress, who is best known for her role as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, will star as Miss Scarlett when the show comes to Glasgow's Theatre Royal in June.

Helen, who dated Celtic hero Scott Sinclair,  will star alongside West End and TV actor Jason Durr who stars as Colonel Mustard.

Based on the classic Hasbro board game, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and following the success of the original play, Cluedo is back on stage next spring with a brand new comedy mystery written by BAFTA award winning writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds of a Feather, Dreamboats and Petticoats) and is directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong).

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Helen said: "I’ve long been looking for the right theatre role for ages and I’m so excited to be making my stage acting debut in the iconic role of Miss Scarlett.

"It could not be more perfect.

"Cluedo 2 is going to be so much fun and I am thrilled to be working alongside such a great actor as Jason.

"I can’t wait to begin rehearsals in the New Year, and, of course, wear the famous red dress."

Jason continued: "I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Cluedo 2 as Colonel Mustard.

"I was a huge fan of the Cluedo board game as a child and the Colonel is such a great character.

"I am looking forward to bringing laughter and this ultimate whodunnit to audiences across the UK in its 75th anniversary year."

Cluedo 2 is set in the swinging 60s and will keep audiences guessing the identity of the murderer right up until the final moment.      

It will be at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday, June 4 until Saturday, June 8.