The company has announced that following the success of Noël Coward’s Private Lives in September, it will be presenting a live reading of Tom Stoppard’s play on the 25th October.

The table read performance of The Real Inspector Hound will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director on Sunday 25th October at 7pm. 

Performing in the show to raise money for the Royal Theatrical Fund will be Sanjeev Bhaskar (Magnus), Samantha Bond (Cynthia), Simon Callow (Moon), Emilia Clarke (Felicity), Freddie Fox (Simon), Derek Jacobi (Birdboot), Jennifer Saunders (Mrs Drudge), Gary Wilmot (Hound) and Robert Lindsay narrates with Jonathan Church directing.

This one-night only performance presented by Lockdown Theatre is an Agatha Christie-like farce that follows two theatre critics who become embroiled in a mysterious melodrama upon the discovery of a fellow critic’s body. It first premiered at the Criterion Theatre in 1968, starring Richard Briers and Ronnie Barker.

Tickets for the performance cost £35 and are available from: