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Cluedo 2 - Milton Keynes Theatre Review

Reviewed by Holly Proctor
Tickets were gifted in return for an honest review

THERE’S BEEN A MURDER! (in a heavy scottish accent) 

Of course there has, what else would you expect from Cluedo 2, following from its beloved legacy of people across the world sitting across a table arguing about who killed who and with what and where. Cluedo 2 is no different this murder mystery comedy will have you constantly changing your guess until the very end, that is unless you are Agatha Christie herself.

Photo by Alastair Muir

The play brings together a bizarre ensemble of people who at first glance who never be associated with each other, not for logical reasons but my god they all need therapy, with a deluded and failing rock “star” Mr Black , his snooty wife Mrs Peacock, his pathetically simpering lackie Professor plum, his gold digging manager Colonel mustard, his newly acquired interior designer Miss Scarlet and old school cook Mrs White, make up the first part of the ensemble when the curtain rises. As soon as it does it is a whirlwind of introductions and immediate suspicions of motives and deductions. 

Now that everyone is assembled, a death is to be called of the failing rock star himself but who would want to kill Mr Black? 

Then of course the doorbell rings, bringing the next round of future suspects, Wadsworth the butler (but totally not a butler, he’s an actor, and he will remind you of this) and Reverend Green, an old bandmate of the now failing artist Mr Black. At this point you’re mentally checking off who in your head is a suspect and is innocent, but dont let that distract you, Cluedo 2 is full of pure physical comedy hilarity, the ensemble know how to make the audience laugh with the expect use of perfectly timed puns and digs to the real world, it has the audience roaring with laughter.

Jason Durr and Ellie Leach. Photo by Alastair Muir

The jokes are very wink wink nudge nudge to the audience, with even some references to the original board game itself, you find yourself laughing at even the simplest of jokes as the cast have their comedic timing down to a T, with an honourable mention to Dawn Buckland who plays Mrs White the cook, it is no exaggeration when I say she is a joy to watch and laugh along with, she cracks joke like no ones business, if you do go see the shows, believe me once they get to the kitchen you’ll be in stitches. 

Cluedo 2 is a delight to watch, a very easy enjoyable comedy where you can sit back relax and get your suspect list in your head going as you watch as hilarity and pure insanity takes place on the stage, I mean there’s even a giant bear dancing on stage at one point, like what other murder mystery can say it has that?! 

Cluedo 2 is at MK Theatre until the 20th April, if you’re looking for a fun night with family/friends/loved ones, it's one to go to, you’ll be laughing throughout and will be discussing which one of you was right on the way home. That is if any of you will have figured out whodunnit ?   


Grab tickets for the run at Milton Keynes Theatre from The production is booking until 30th November. Visit for full tour dates.

The cast of Cluedo 2. Photo by Alastair Muir.

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