Bond girl Britt Ekland stars in The Cat and the Canary touring to Chesterfield
Swedish actress Britt Ekland and musical theatre star Marti Webb are among the star-studded cast in the theatrical thriller The Cat and the Canary which is touring to Debryshire.
The country house chiller, produced by Bil Kenwright, will run at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, from June 15 to 20, 2020.
Swedish actress Britt appeared in numerous films through the Sixties and Seventies including The Night They Raided Minsky’s, Get Carter, The Wicker Man and Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun.
Britt’s appearances on British television include I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in 2010 and Let’s Dance in 2018.
Marti Webb is a legendary musical theatre star. She has appeared in Evita, Tell Me On A Sunday, Blood Brothers, Cats and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Marti’s rendition of the song Take That Look Off Your Face, from Tell Me On A Sunday, was a top three hit.
Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier), Gary Webster (EastEnders and Minder) and Mark Jordon (Heartbeat) complete the cast of The Cat and the Canary.
The story is set in a remote mansion where the descendants of an affluent man, who died 20 years earlier, gather to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. After the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed.
Roy Marsden will direct the production which is his fifth for The Classic Thriller Theatre Company. Other credits include the West End premieres of Agatha Christie’s A Daughter’s and Noel Coward’s Volcano. Roy played Inspector Dalgleish in television’s P.D. James series.
The Cat and the Canary inspired three films starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Fox, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey.