So, for your READING pleasure, here is the script to Mr. Duncan's CLUEDO: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CPTF4ZLADear Robert , I would like to talk to you about your. . .play CLUEDO. My name is Sam Gresham. I'm an aspiring actor living in suburban Georgia, USA. A local theatre company I perform with is interested in doing a stage version of CLUE this summer, but all they can find available in the US is the musical, and they don't quite have the funds to mount a musical production. Being a rabid CLUE(do) fan myself, i remembered reading about a stage version which had been very popular in the UK, so a few Google searches later, here I am writing this email to inquire about performance rights in the US. If the play can be performed in the US, please, please, PLEASE contact the president of the theatre company, Sherry Ingbritsen as soon as possible. The theatre company is New Dawn Theatre Company, based in Duluth, GA.
Thank you very much for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you!
If it turns out that we cannot do the play, I would still REALLY like to read your script. If you know how I could obtain a copy, that would be fantastic! Thanks!
Because of Parker Brothers, God bless â€˜em, weâ€™re not allowed to do Cluedo at the moment.
However, I attach the script for your delight!
All the best
Pity about the performance issues. Thank you very much for the script, though! I haven't read much yet, but I've enjoyed what I have read so far. I wonder if you wouldn't mind if I shared this with my friends at The Art of Murder.com, a CLUE(do) mega-site with many avid fans on the forums. I know they'd all enjoy reading it. If you'd rather I didn't share it, though, I'll understand completely, and keep it all for myself.
Do what you like â€“ just donâ€™t perform it!
BTW: I also sent a similar email to Ian Liston at The Hiss & Boo Company, the group which controlled the rights to CLUEDO in the 80's. This was his response:
Much as Robert Duncan and I would like to allow you to present his play I'm sorry to say it's not possible to do so as the licence to use the name and characters from Cluedo is no longer available from Hasbro, the Grand Rights Holders, pending a planned new movie based on the CLUE board game.
Needless to say we're mightily upset by this and we've begged and pleaded with them to change their minds as there is huge interest in doing the play. Alas to no avail BUT we live in hope that one day we will be able to allow the play to be performed again. We'll keep your contact info on file in case that day occurs!
Hiss & Boo