World premiere of medieval detective Cadfael on stage

cadfael at devonshire park theatre
cadfael at devonshire park theatre

Richard Walsh is to star as Ellis Peter’s famous medieval sleuth Cadfael as the world premiere Stage Adaption of Cadfael – The Virgin in the Ice comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, celebrating the centenary of her birth.

Featuring film projections, lavish settings and bespoke music, this stunning new production is produced by Middle Ground Theatre Company, who this year mark 25 years of bringing quality drama to the stage.

Richard Walsh, best known for his 15 years playing Albert ‘Sicknote’ Quigley on TV’s London’s Burning will be joined in a star cast by Peter Ellis (18 years on The Bill as Chief Superintendent Charles Brownlow), Stephen Beckett (PC Mike Jarvis in The Bill and Dr Matt Ramsden in Coronation Street) who returns to the Devonshire Park after appearing in Deathtrap as part of its summer thriller season and Rupert Baker (six years as fire fighter Malcolm Cross in London’s Burning), leading a full cast of 15.

The Virgin in the Ice is set in winter 1139 and raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy, his beautiful 17-year-old sister, and a young nun. But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow – and Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them. The search will lead him to discover a chilling and terrible murder, and a tale of passion gone astray.

Cadfael – The Virgin in the Ice is at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday October 15 to Saturday October 19, nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets priced from £14.50, concessions available. Contact the box office on 01323 412000 or online

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