New cast announced to join the tour of Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone

Continuing a successful UK-wide tour throughout 2017, Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan will join the cast of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s A Judgement in Stone. Ellison is well-loved for his longstanding role as ITV’s DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside and returns to familiar territory as Detective Superintendent Vetch in celebrated crime authoress Ruth Rendell’s multi-million-selling work. Robert Duncan, best known for Drop The Dead Donkey’s Gus Hedges takes on the role of proud patriarch George Coverdale. The production will begin the second leg of its national tour this autumn from Monday 4th September when it opens at the Oxford Playhouse.

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents A Judgement in Stone adapted from one of the most celebrated works of Ruth Rendell often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie.

Rendell was first published in 1964 and was awarded a CBE in 1996. Her prolific output included film and TV as well as 80 novels and one of the genre’s most famous characters, Chief Inspector Wexford. A Judgement in Stone is loved for its brilliant rendering of character, plot and motive, and is undoubtedly Rendell at her thrilling best.