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Brian Blessed to Direct Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB at The Mill at Sonning

Brian Blessed returns to The Mill at Sonning to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDER'S WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 9 September 2017, with Press Night on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Brian Blessed made his directorial debut at The Mill at Sonning in 2016 with Agatha Christie's "The Hollow". His theatre credits as an actor include: 'Old Deuteronomy' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats", 'Claudius' in "Hamlet", 'Exeter' in "Henry V" and 'Hastings' in" Richard III" at the RSC, 'Maxim Gorky' in "State Of Revolution" and 'Sir Tunbelly Clumsey' in "The Relapse" at The National. He also played 'Henry II' in "The Lion in Winter" and 'Baron Bomburst' in "Chitty, Bang, Bang" at the London Palladium.

His TV credits include: 'Augustus Caesar' in "I Claudius", 'PC Fancy Smith' in "Z Cars" and 'Richard IV' in "Black Adder". His film credits include: 'Vultan' in "Flash Gordon"; 'Long John Silver' in "Return to Treasure Island"; 'Lord Locksley' in "Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves"; 'Boss Nass' in George Lucas' "Star Wars, The Phantom Menace", 'Clayton' in Walt Disney's "Tarzan" and 'Leonidas' in Oliver Stones' "Alexander". Brian is also an explorer going on three expeditions to Mt. Everest, Aconcagua. He is the oldest man to reach the magnetic North Pole and has also recently completed space training in Moscow.

The full cast for "SPIDER'S WEB is: Nick Barclay as 'Henry Hailsham-Brown'; Luke Barton as 'Jeremy Warrender'; Joanna Brookes as 'Mildred Peake'; Eric Carte as 'Hugo Birch'; Tim Faulkner as 'Elgin'; Melanie Gutteridge as 'Clarissa Hailsham-Brown'; Alexander Neal as 'Oliver Costello'/'Constable Jones'; Esme Seber as 'Pippa Hailsham-Brown'; George Telfer as 'Sir Rowland Delahaye' and Noel White as 'Inspector Lord'.

Clarissa has a vivid imagination but not even she could be prepared for the moment she stumbles upon a bloody corpse. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband comes home with an important foreign politician - a man on his way to secret talks at 10 Downing Street! - Clarissa persuades her three house guests to become accessories and accomplices. But then the web of deceit becomes even more tangled as a mysterious phone-call tips off the police and brings the determined Inspector Lord to the scene. Clarissa soon realises he is convinced that one of them is the killer and finds her talent for storytelling put to the test as she fights to keep her friends and family from suspicion. At the same time her own life is in dire danger as the search for the real murderer comes closer and closer to being revealed.

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All tickets include a two-course meal, a show programme, tea and coffee and free parking.

Evening performances begin at 8.15pm and matinee performances begin at 2.15pm. For matinee performances lunch is served from 12.15pm - 2.00pm and for evening performances dinner is served from 6.15pm - 8.00pm.

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