August in Nottingham just wouldn’t be the same without the Theatre Royal’s Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, a month-long repertory season now celebrating its 25th consecutive year.

Karen Henson, co-producer of the Classic Thriller Season, said:

“As a company we have thoroughly enjoyed performing twenty five years of classic thrillers and we’re still going as strong as ever…this year’s season promises to be one of the best yet. We’re delighted to return with some new faces, some familiar ones and some from that very first Thriller Season in 1988. We’re old, grey and bearded now, and that’s only the women!

“The audiences are always so warm at the Theatre Royal we’ve come to look upon them as friends. Although we can’t promise to buy everyone a drink to celebrate the 25th anniversary, we’re still paying off the bar bill from last year, we can promise four weeks of murder, mystery and mayhem – and that’s just back stage! Here’s to our wonderful and loyal audiences and to the next twenty five years of thrillers in Nottingham.”

The Colin McIntyre

Theatre Royal Nottingham
29 July – 24 August 2013

For 2013, the four chilling murder mysteries to keep Nottingham audiences on the edge of their seats will be;

Murder Live!
By Mary Elliott Nelson
Monday 29 July – Saturday 3 August
Mon – Fri 7.30pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm
In a secluded house on a small island off the Cornish coast, a group of strangers meet for the first time; cut off from the outside world. It could only be … the latest reality TV show! Who is behind the sinister media experiment, and will millions of viewers watch as contestants are eliminated … forever?

The Gentle Hook
by Francis Durbridge
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 August
Mon – Fri 7.30pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm
Stacey Harrison is a charming, intelligent, sophisticated and highly successful career woman. Shortly after her return from a trip abroad she is attacked by an intruder and, in the ensuing struggle, kills him. Cracks soon start to appear in her story and gripping thriller unfolds.

Murder Mistaken
by Janet Green
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 August
Mon – Fri 7.30pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm
Having hastened the end of his first wife, Edward sets his sights on his next victim. But, when potential wife number three appears, who will it be that he chooses to kill?
by Anthony Schaffer
Monday 19 – Saturday 24 August
Mon – Fri 7.30pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm
In true Anthony Shaffer style, the lines between fiction and reality blur in this gruesome tale of murder charades.

Tickets cost £20 – £10 with concessions available. Or see all four plays for £56 (evenings) or £44 (matinees) in Stalls or Upper Circle.

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