They are joined by Ben Nealon, who played Lt Forsythe in the drama series Soldier Soldier, and Eric Carte, who played Geoff Roberts in two series of Bouquet of Barbed Wire. The cast is completed by Priyasasha Kumari, Martin Carroll, Jack Taylor and Clara Darcy.
Confrontation: Gary Webster and Ben Nealon (pic: Paul Coltas)
Six distant relatives of eccentric Cyrus West, who died 20 years previously, meet for the reading of his will, eager to discover who will inherit his fortune. Within moments, the heritage hunters turn into prey. Walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Into the mix is added a homicidal maniac known as The Cat, a stormy night and a haunted house. The result is a fun night out for all!
Mystery: Tracy Shaw in The Cat and the Canary (pic: Paul Coltas)
Directed by Roy 'Inspector Dalgliesh' Marsden, The Cat and the Canary is the latest offering from Bill Kenwright's Classic Thriller Theatre Company, whose past hits include Rehearsal for Murder, Judgement in Stone, The Case of the Frightened Lady and The Lady Vanishes.
John Willard's 1922 black comedy has inspired three classic movies starring the likes of Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Fox, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey. The new stage version was adapted by Carl Grose.