Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan have been announced as the newest members of A Judgement in Stone’s cast.

Ellison and Duncan are joining The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s production as it begins the second leg of its national tour on 4th September at the Oxford Playhouse.

The tour will also visit Torquay, Coventry, Dartford, Blackpool, York and Windsor, among other places.

The play’s cast

Newly announced Ellison will play Detective Superintendent Vetch, while Duncan will take on the role of patriarch George Coverdale.

Ellison has appeared on ITV as DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside, while in the past he has played in EastEnders and the West End production of Great Expectations.

Duncan is best known for his role as chief executive Gus Hedges in Drop the Dead Donkey and has played lead roles in productions, including a Streetcar Named Desire, The Taming of the Shrew and Educating Rita.

Continuing in the cast are Sophie Award, Deborah Grant, Shirley Anne Field, Antony Costa, Ben Nealon, Rosie Thomson, Jennifer Sims and Joshua Price.

The production is directed by Roy Marsden, who has in the past directed a UK tour of Susan Hill’s The Small Hand and the debut production for The Classic Thriller Theatre Company, Rehearsal For Murder, written by the creators of Murder, She Wrote and Columbo, Levinson and Link.

More information about the play

A Judgement in Stone is Bill Kenwright’s adaptation of one of the most celebrated works of Ruth Rendell, who was often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie.

The original novel is considered to be one of Rendell’s greatest works and has been praised for its rendering of character, plot and motive.

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