A PENARTH-BASED based theatre group will be performing a stage production of Clue On Stage at the Penarth Pavillion this month.

Red Herring Theatre Group will be performing the stage adaptation of the 1985 film (based in turn on the board game Cluedo) which starred Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd from Tuesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 30.

The play is described as an immersive experience, with the audience sitting with the characters as if if they are inside the mansion setting.

The award-winning theatre group had planned to perform the play two years ago, but the Covid pandemic soon put those plans on hold.

The costumes and sets were packed away as the group turned their attention to activites that were allowed under Covid guidelines so that members did not begin to feel isolated.

Alex Wilson, the owner of the group, said: "The Christmas before last we did a socially-distanced pantomime, a radio show, which was recorded at the Paget Rooms.

"This was in collaboration with Penarth Sounds and I wrote a version of Jack and the Beanstalk, which was an hour long programme.

"We rehearsed over Zoom and we all got together in the Paget Rooms but remained socially distanced.

"Nobody else at the time was doing anything like that and it played all across South Wales and in the north of England.

"A lot of radio stations picked it up and it was really successful. It was a real good, feel good for the group and hopefully for the people who heard it."

The group have also performed at locations such as Carew Castle during the pandemic, but maintaining Covid-safe conditions.

However, the group are excited to come back to Penarth for a live perfromance and have dusted off the slightly moth-eaten costumes and the warped sets.

Mr Wilson said: "After more than two years of Covid, putting the show on the shelf, living through Covid as we all have - it's been a difficult time for everybody, not just the arts, but everybody.

"I think what we're doing is a perfect antidote for what we've been through for the last couple of years.

"It's a hilarious comedy whodunnit and I just think it's a great night out and people will love it."

The maximum capacity for each show is 100 people and each performance begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be found here.