News: Samantha Womack joins cast of UK tour of Dial M For Murder

A brand new production of the classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, tours the UK in 2020, having opened at Richmond Theatre on January 14th 2020. The genre-defining thriller – based on Frederick Knott’s stage and screen play, made world-famous by Hitchcock’s iconic 1954 film is directed by Anthony Banks. Samantha Womack takes over the role of Margot from Sally Bretton from the 14th April, in Milton Keynes where she tours with the company to Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Mold, Brighton, Shrewsbury and Salford. Her run concludes in Northampton on June 27th.

TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot, played by Samantha Womack * (The Girl on the Train, The Addams Family, Eastenders). When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Christopher Harper (Coronation Street, Strangers on a Train) performs in the dual roles of Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard and Michael Salami (Hollyoaks) as Max Halliday, Margot’s lover.

Tom Chambers plays Tony Wendice. Tom’s theatre credits include: Crazy For You (UK tour); Private Lives (UK tour); White Christmas (Dominion); Top Hat (Aldwych); White Christmas (Sunderland Empire); The Rover (Young Vic Studio); Journey’s End (Courtyard Theatre); Bloody Poetry (Brockley Jack Theatre); Pendragon (City Theatre Broadway NYMT and Sadler’s Wells); October’s Children (NYMT and Hammersmith Lyric); Cyrano De Bergerac and Macbeth (Derby Rep Theatre); Damn Yankees (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); The Innocents (Derby Playhouse) and Stepping Out (Electric GSA). Film includes: Fakers and Great in Britain: the Movie. Television includes: Midsomer Murders, Emmerdale, Casualty, Father Brown, The Great Train Robbery, Waterloo Road and Holby City. Radio includes: Mellow Magic every Saturday 10am-1pm.

Samantha Womack appears as Margot Wendice. Samantha Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders.

Her television credits include the leading roles of: Tanya in three series of Mount Pleasant, Ingrid in Home Again, Ruth in Babes in the Wood, Imogen in Imogen’s Face and Mandy in the hugely popular Game On. Samantha has also starred in Forgiven, The Last Detective, Strange, Judge John Deed, Liverpool 1, Pie in the Sky and The Grimleys. She also appeared in Silent Witness on BBC1. Samantha’s film credits include the box-office-breaking Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kingsman: The Secret Service, One Night in Istanbul, Dead Man’s Cards, Lighthouse Hill, The Baby Juice Express, Up N Under and Breeders. Theatre credits include: The Girl on the Train (UK tour); The Addams Family (UK tour); Hope (Royal Court Liverpool); The Lincoln Centre’s production of South Pacific in the lead role of Nellie Forbush (Barbican and UK tour); Michael Grandage’s Guys and Dolls alongside Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre); Earth & Sky (UK tour) and Peter Hall’s production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath).

Christopher Harper performs as Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard. Christopher’s theatre credits include: Strangers on a Train (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s’ Globe); Slipping (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); The Wind in the Willows, Man of the Moment and Private Fears in Public Places (Royal & Derngate); I Know How I Feel About Eve (Hampstead Downstairs); The Night Before Christmas (Different Breed); The Village Bike (Sheffield Crucible Studio); A Kid Like Jake (Old Vic New Voices); Our Country’s Good and Journey’s End (Original Theatre Company); Persuasion, After Miss Julie and People at Sea (Salisbury Playhouse); Saturn Returns (Finborough Theatre); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire and Lie of the Land (Arcola). Television includes: Holby City, Endeavour, Coronation Street, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Doctors, Upstairs Downstairs, The Bill, Heartbeat, The Roman Mysteries, Housewife 49, Life on Mars and Rosemary and Thyme. Chris also produced and voiced the award-winning charity animation The Mouse.

Michael Salami is Max Halliday. Michael Salami is a multi-award-winning actor. Born in America and raised in London, Salami discovered his passion for acting in 2007. Salami made his first on stage appearance at Oval Theatre in 2010 and has since then performed at The Old Vic, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Southwark Playhouse and Theatre503. Salami studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York graduating in 2016 and since then has appeared in Hollyoaks; Catastrophe; The Temple and Magic Hour. His leading role in Just A Couple has landed him a number of nominations and awards such as a Screen Nation Award for Best Actor. Just A Couple is now in full development with Channel 4.

Anthony Banks directs Frederick Knott’s Dial M For Murder, adding to credits that recently include Gaslight and Strangers on a Train. His production of the hit thriller, The Girl on the Train, continues to tour the UK. The creative team is completed by David Woodhead, Designer; Katy Osborne, Resident Director; Lizzie Powell, Lighting Designer; Ben & Max Ringham, Sound Design; Betty Marini, Wigs Supervisor; Siobhan Boyd, Costume Supervisor, Luke Child as Production Manager and Alison de Burgh as Fight Director.

Dial M For Murder is produced by Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin.

DIAL M FOR MURDER 2020 TOUR DATES

*Sally Bretton performs as Margot Wendice until Sat 11th April

Theatre Royal, Bath                                                  Box Office: 01225 448844
Mon 10th – Sat 15th Feb                                          www.theatreroyal.org.uk

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                           Box Office: 01224 641122
Mon 17th – Sat 22nd Feb                                           http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh                                        Box Office: 0131 5296000
Mon 24th – Sat 29th Feb                                            http://www.capitaltheatres.com

Theatre Royal, Glasgow                                           Box Office: 0844 8717647
Mon 2nd – Sat 7th Mar                                                http://www.atgtickets.com

Salisbury Playhouse                                                   Box Office: 01722 320333
Mon 9th – Sat 14th Mar                                              http://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Churchill Theatre, Bromley                                     Box Office: 020 32856000
Mon 16th – Sat 21st Mar                                            http://www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Palace Theatre, Southend                                        Box Office: 01702 351135
Mon 23rd – Sat 28th Mar                                           http://www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Milton Keynes Theatre                                             Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Mon 13th – Sat 18th Apr                                            http://www.atgtickets.com

New Alexandra, Birmingham                                  Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Mon 20th – Sat 25th Apr                                             http://www.atgtickets.com

New Theatre, Cardiff                                                Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Mon 27th Apr – Sat 2nd May                                   http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk   

Curve Theatre, Leicester                                          Box Office: 0116 242 3595
Mon 4th – Sat 9th May                                               http://www.curveonline.co.uk

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield                                       Box Office: 0116 242 3595
Mon 11th – Sat 16th May                                          http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool                                 Box Office: 0151 709 4776
Mon 18th – Sat 23rd May                                           http://www.everymanplayhouse.com

Theatr Clwyd, Mold                                                   Box Office: 01352 344 101
Mon 25th – Sat 30th May                                           http://www.theatrclwyd.com

Theatre Royal, Brighton                                           Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Mon 1st – Sat 6th June                                               http://www.atgtickets.com

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury                                   Box Office: 01743 281 281
Mon 8th – Sat 13th June                                            http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/

The Lowry, Salford                                                    Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Mon 15th – Sat 20th June                                          http://www.thelowry.com

Royal & Derngate, Northampton                           Box Office: 01604 624811
Mon 22nd – Sat 27th June                                          http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk   &nbsp

Theatre Royal, Plymouth                                          Box Office: 01752 267 222
Mon 29th June – Sat 4th July                                    http://www.theatreroyal.com/

Grand Theatre, Leeds                                               Box Office: 0844 848 2700
Mon 6th – Sat 11th July                                              http://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                            Box Office: 01902 429212
Mon 13th – Sat 18th July                                            http://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/

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