You know where you stand with a Bill Kenwright production. It’s likely to be steady and reliable, a solid choice for a good night out at the theatre.
The company is presenting the never-before-seen adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, which is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre from 22 – 27 July.
The Classic Thriller Theatre Company production stars Emmy award-winning actress Juliet Mills, who is probably best known for playing Caroline DuPlessis’ sister in Wild at Heart.
There’s a full line-up of stars in the show, including Grease 2‘s Maxwell Caulfield, EastEnders‘ Lorna Fitzgerald, Downton Abbey‘s Matt barber and Corrie‘s own Philip Lowrie. It’s a strong cast, all of whom bring plenty of dramatic experience to the table. I loved Lowrie in Corrie but previous stage performances have been a tad underwhelming, through no fault of his own really.
Based on the 1939 Hitchcock classic, this show focuses on socialite Iris as her travelling companion suddenly… well… vanishes. She turns detective to try and solve the mystery.
I’ve seen similar shows before and the whole thriller/mystery thing doesn’t really appeal to me. However, this is a particularly strong cast and a great premise so it could be a wonderful show.
Book your tickets via the Leeds Grand Theatre website.
Photograph by Paul Coltas