Main House Gray O'Brien, Rula Lenska, Denis Lill and Glenn Carter

The Case of the Frightened Lady

“A masterpiece of chilling stage noir...not to be missed” Observer
  • 14 - 19 May

Event Information

Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday – Saturday 8pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: approx 2 hours and 10 minutes, including interval

When Inspector Tanner is called to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery, he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret…

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, the Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaptation from the legendary “King of the detective thriller”. Edgar Wallace was the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong, and is widely recognised as one of the most popular writers of the early 20th century.

The cast includes Gray O’Brien, Rula Lenska, Denis Lill, Philip Lowrie, April Pearson, Ben Nealon and Glenn Carter.

Mon– Fri eves and Sat mat: £21.00 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £33.50
Sat eve: £23.50 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £35.50
Wed mat: £19.50 £25.00 £27.00 £31.00 £32.00

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies

Bill Kenwright presents the Classic Thriller Company production

The star cast includes Gray O’Brien, one of TV’s most popular actors, known for his roles in The Loch, Peak Practice, Casualty and as Tony Gordon in Coronation Street; Rula Lenska, one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, who since her breakthrough in Rock Follies has starred in iconic shows Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave, EastEnders and Take A Letter Mr Jones; Denis Lill from long-running drama The Royal and Only Fools and Horses; Philip Lowrie, best known for playing Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street; April Pearson, star of award-winning drama Skins; Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon from the popular series Soldier, Soldier and Glenn Carter, widely recognised as the definitive Jesus in the hit musical and film of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here