Thrilling play has exciting ring to it

Christopher Timothy is to head the cast of Dial M For Murder when the thriller is performed at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in April.

The Fiery Angel and West Yorkshire Playhouse production, in association with Colchester Mercury, is touring the country and can be seen in Nottingham from April 22-26.

A mesmeric thriller, Lucy Bailey’s acclaimed production returns to the stage following its hugely successful premiere in 2009. Frederick Knott’s suspenseful murder mystery was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film version.

Dial M For Murder tells the story of the cold and calculating Tony Wendice, convinced his wife is having an affair. He sets out to plan and execute the perfect murder ... until it falters in the most unexpected way.

Claustrophobic and frightening, Lucy Bailey’s exciting production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder.

Christopher Timothy plays the role of Inspector Hubbard. The actor, television director and writer is best known for his TV roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and as Mac McGuire in BBC’s long-running daytime show Doctors.

Stepping into the shoes of Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s film, Kelly Hotten plays the role of Sheila Wendice. Other roles are played by Daniel Betts (Tony Wendice), Philip Cairns (Max Halliday), and Robert Perkins (Captain Lesgate).

Frederick Knott wrote a number of stage plays, of which Dial M For Murder was the first and probably his most successful. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1954 Hitchcock film.

For ticket details, call the box office on 0115 9895555.