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Hasbro announces stage adaption of 1985 Cluedo movie

Published on: 19th October 2016

Writer and director Jonathan Lynn will pen the adaption.

cluedo480Hasbro and leading Broadway producing company, The Araca Group, have announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game Cluedo to the stage. The play marks the second live entertainment project announced between Araca and Hasbro, after the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Monopoly was announced earlier this year.

The stage version of Cluedo will be adapted from the iconic 1985 Paramount Pictures film by its writer/director Jonathan Lynn, and will be produced in partnership with Work Light Productions and Aged In Wood, under licence from Hasbro and Paramount Pictures. Bucks County Playhouse will present the premiere production, which is slated for May 2017, followed by a US national tour. The Road Company (Wicked, Kinky Boots) will be planning the North American tour. Plans for a UK tour are also underway.

“Cluedo is one of Hasbro’s most popular games, and the 1985 film has rightfully earned its place as one of the most iconic murder mystery films of all time,” said Simon Waters, Hasbro general manager and SVP entertainment and consumer products. “We are excited to work with The Araca Group on this unique new live production, which will capture what fans love about the original film, while offering some new and exciting surprises along the way.”

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