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The Mummy - Richmond Theatre and on tour

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE WORLD premiere production of The Mummy, based on Bram Stoker’s Jewel of the Seven Stars and adapted by Jack Milner, will visit Richmond Theatre (Tuesday, April 8 to Saturday, April 12, 2014) as part of a UK tour.

Described as more dastardly than Dracula, more fearful than Frankenstein and sillier than The Sphinx, The Mummy stars Jason Durr (PC Mike Bradley in six series of Heartbeat) as The Hero, Susie Amy (Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives) as The Heroine, and Denis Lill (Consultant Surgeon Mr Rose in all eight series of The Royal and Cassandra Trotter’s father, Alan, in Only Fools and Horses) as The Egyptologist.

In deepest, darkest Egypt, an ancient curse is bringing a terrifying creature back into life… Meanwhile, fate throws together a handsome lawyer, a beautiful heiress and a 5,000-year-old man seeking his long lost ancient love. Their adventures in search of the Tomb of the mystical Queen Tera will ‘have you laughing one minute and screaming the next…’

The Mummy is a gloriously silly romp that mixes innovative staging with special effects, magic, sleight of hand and even seven-fingered hands! It’s an hilarious cross between The Woman in Black and The 39 Steps via Hammer House of Horror and The Morecambe and Wise Show.

Featuring a cast of 1000s, it is performed by a cast of just 6!

Jason Durr

The Mummy is directed by Joe Harmston, Associate Creative Director at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where his production of The Father earned him a TMA Awards Nomination for Best Director. In a career spanning almost 20 years, he has directed the world premieres of many plays and musicals, including King James’s Ear, The Lover and The Collection, starring their writer Harold Pinter, at the Donmar Warehouse. He is Artistic Director of the hugely commercially and critically successful Agatha Christie Theatre Company for Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Presented by Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for The Booking Office in association with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, The Mummy has set design by Sean Cavanagh and lighting by Ben Cracknell.

To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7651 or visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre/.

The tour opens at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Friday, March 21, before continuing to Cardiff, Richmond, Brighton, Poole, Darlington, Malvern, Clwyd, Bromley, Aylesbury and Crewe.