Tabs Productions & Theatre Royal Nottingham presents Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season delighted to be returning to the Theatre Royal for venue’s big birthday year

Tabs Productions and the Theatre Royal Nottingham are delighted to announce the return of the ever-popular Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season from 3 – 29 August 2015.

Now in its 27th consecutive year at the Theatre Royal, the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season brings four weeks of chilling murder, intrigue and mystery to Nottingham throughout the month of August. The season opens with Jekyll and Hyde on Monday 3 August and runs for four weeks, with the company performing a different murder mystery or thriller each week, until Saturday 29 August.

Karen Henson, co-producer for Tabs Productions, has been returning to the Theatre Royal with the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season since the 1980s, as have many of the actors who have become familiar faces in Nottingham each summer. With the Theatre Royal celebrating its 150th anniversary in September, Karen is delighted that the ‘Thriller Company’ will be part of such a special year for the venue; “We’ve been part of the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season over four different decades now and the theatre is definitely wearing better than we are! There’s nothing like standing on that stage and looking out at the wonderful auditorium. There’s a warmth about the whole theatre, especially from the staff, who from upstairs to downstairs and even in the lady’s parlour, make you feel an important part of an awfully big adventure. Many, many happy returns, Theatre Royal! Long may you reign.”


Monday 3 – Saturday 8 August


Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Adapted by Nicholas Briggs

Dr Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – one good, one evil. Intent on separating the two, he succeeds in his experiments. However, in doing so he unleashes ‘Mr Hyde’, a monstrous and uncontrollable alter ego.


Monday 10 – Saturday 15 August


by Emlyn Williams

Dan, a bell boy, has already murdered one woman and there is little doubt he is set to murder another; the aged Mrs Bramson. Skilfully manipulating the old lady – while also attempting to seduce her suspicious niece – will Dan succeed in his diabolical undertaking?


Monday 17 – Saturday 22 August


by Francis Durbridge

Glenn Howard has developed a fool-proof way to murder his wife and implicate his wife’s former lover. The success of his plan, however, relies heavily on the co-operation of another person. Can Glenn trust this individual enough to ensure his bloodthirsty plot runs smoothly?


Monday 24 – Saturday 29 August


by Simon Gray

Former stage manager, Robert Simon, keeps house for his West End actress wife while amusing himself with numerous extramarital affairs. When his world is turned upside down by the clumsy intervention of a psychiatrist, he sets on a course of hideous revenge against all those he feels have caused him pain.




Theatre Royal Nottingham

Monday 3 – Saturday 29 August 2015

Performance Times: Mon – Fri evenings 7.30pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm

Tickets: £23 – £11 plus concessions

Website and online booking:

Box Office: 0115 989 5555