Poirot star Sir David Suchet back in regional theatres to 'welcome people back'

ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar chats to Sir David Suchet about revisiting regional theatre, and the chances of taking Poirot to the big screen

Sir David Suchet is retracing his steps as a young actor for a series of in conversation-style events, visiting theatres he first performed in decades ago.

The Poirot star will visit more than 20 theatres across the UK in the autumn, starting at The Watermill near Newbury, where he began his career before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The show – called Poirot And More, A Retrospective – comes off the back of a resurgence in popularity for the ITV television series after many rediscovered it in lockdown.

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Sir David will take to the stage to look back at his five decades on stage and screen and share memories with journalist and interviewer Geoffrey Wansell, with whom he wrote his memoir.

He will visit venues including New Theatre in Cardiff, Norwich Theatre Royal and Derby Theatre before ending at the Stockton Globe on Sunday December 19.

Sir David told ITV News' Nina Nannar: "My tour around England is exactly to welcome people back to their theatres.

"And I would say to every actor, with a name or a face, to join me - get out there and go to the regions and welcome people back.

"People will come to you," he said. Thanking his profile as Poirot to fill theatres once more.

Will he revisit the role? "If the magic offer came in," he told ITV News.

"If there was the possibility of a movie, which I've never done, I'd give it very serious thought".