Sleuth cast with a clown face in the middle under a magnifying glass


Mon 18 - Sat 23 March 2024
Tickets £20-£40*

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Todd Boyce (Coronation Street’s notorious baddie, Stephen Reid) and Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Royal) star in Anthony Shaffer’s masterpiece, directed by award winning Rachel Kavanaugh (The RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre).

A young man (McDermott) arrives at the impressive home of a famous mystery writer (Boyce), only to be unwittingly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and gamesmanship, where nothing is quite as it seems...

This dark psychological ‘thriller about thrillers’ makes for an intriguing study of human conflict, jealousy, and manipulation. Proving to be far more than a ‘whodunnit’, it promises to baffle even the most proficient sleuth!

Sleuth is one of the greatest ever stage thrillers and played for a total of 12 years in both London and New York. Winning the Tony Award for Best Play, it also became the inspiration for the hugely successful film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Cain.

Running Time

2 hours including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains mild swearing and gun shots

Age Guidance



Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£25/£35/£40*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Thursday 21 March, 7:30pm

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Todd Boyce
Neil McDermott
Anthony Shaffer (Writer)
Rachel Kavanaugh (Director)


  • Two men sit together talking, one is wearing a purple clown suit with patchwork trousers, the other is wearing a dark green velvet suit and is carrying a black bag
  • A man in a tweed three piece suit sits on a chesterfield sofa, he looks worried
  • A man in a tweed suit speaks on the phone, whilst a man in a navy blue suit watches looking concerned. Behind them is a large puppet dressed in a navy blue sailor outfit
  • A man in a navy blue suit sits on a chesterfield sofa
  • A man throws lots of papers up in the air, and they cascade down around him onto the floor
  • A man wearing a purple clown suit and patchwork trousers speaks on the phone, a second man has a golf club extended out to him threateningly and holds a gun in his other hand


Watch the trailer here!

  • 'Shaffer’s sublime thriller is a masterpiece of plots… cracking entertainment that will appeal to everyone'