Classic thriller The Case of the Frightened Lady comes to Barnstaple

The cast of  The Case of the Frightened Lady are coming to The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed
The cast of The Case of the Frightened Lady are coming to The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed

Fans of detective thrillers are invited to sit back and enjoy the latest star-studded mystery at The Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple this March.

The cast of The Case of the Frightened Lady are coming to The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed The cast of The Case of the Frightened Lady are coming to The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed

In a new chapter from Bill Kenwright’s Classic Thriller Theatre Company comes Edgar Wallace’s The Case of the Frightened Lady, which opens with a week-long run on Monday, March 12.

The celebrated production inspired by the pen of prolific crime writer Wallace features a number of easily recognisable names and faces from the worlds of television and theatre.

These include TV favourites Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, The Bill, Casualty) and Rula Lenska (Rock Follies, Doctor Who, EastEnders); Denis Lill (The Royal, Only Fools and Horses), Charlie Clements (EastEnders), Philip Lowrie (Coronation Street), April Pearson (Skins), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier) and Glenn Carter (Jesus Christ Superstar, both the West End show and the film).

The show is adapted by Antony Lampard and directed by Roy Marsden with design by Julie Godfrey, lighting design by Chris Davey and sound design by Dan Samson.

Familiar faces from television will be appearing at The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple for The Case of the Frightened Lady. Picture: Contributed Familiar faces from television will be appearing at The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple for The Case of the Frightened Lady. Picture: Contributed

It sees Inspector Tanner called in to investigate a ruthless murder at the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, and 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.

For tickets go to thequeenstheatre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01271 316063.


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