Murder mysteries at Theatre Royal

Classic Thriller Season at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Classic Thriller Season at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

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The Theatre Royal’s Classic Thriller company return this summer with five brand new chilling murder mysteries to keep Nottingham audiences on the edge of their seats.

And, after a record-breaking season in 2011, the return of the company is eagerly-awaited.

Adrian Lloyd James, co-producer and director for the Classic Thriller Season, said: “Due to the success of last year’s season, we have extended this summer to five weeks. As all five plays are new thrillers, never performed before in the rep, the 2012 season is definitely one not to be missed.

Familiar faces in the cast will return once more to perform different roles throughout the five-week season, including Nicholas Briggs, Jo Castleton, Samuel Clemens, Andrew Dickens, Susan Earnshaw, Karen Henson, John Hester, Patric Kearns, Adrian Lloyd-James, Al Naed, Chris Sheridan, Jeremy Lloyd Thomas and Sarah Wynne Kordas plus newcomers John Goodrum and Daniel Manders-Joly.

Kicking off the season, from July 30 to August 4, will be Whodunnit, written by Anthony Shaffer.

Six strangers gather for dinner, little suspecting that they will be threatened with blackmail by one of their fellow guests. When the potential blackmailer is found dead, Inspector Bowden is called to investigate but Whodunnit?

Francis Durbridge’s Murder in the Small Hours can be seen from August 6-11 and the other plays are Tim Kelly’s adaptation.