More thrills are in store for fans

The Colin Mcintyre Classic Thriller Season is to return in the summer to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

The Classic Thriller Company will return to thrill, enthral and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Don’t miss out on four weeks of murder, intrigue, mystery and first class entertainment, which runs from July 28–August 23.

From Monday, July 28-Saturday, August 2, there’s another outing for The Ghost Train, written by Dad’s Army star Arnold Ridley.

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, a group of travellers hear tales of The Ghost Train. Is there really a phantom train, or are there more sinister, earthly forces at work?

If you liked that, you’ll love the second production in the series.

From Monday, August 4-Saturday, August 9, you can see Shadow of the Ghost, a comedy thriller written by Nicholas Ridley and Chris Ponka

When the Lemon Tree Players decided to present a production of Arnold Ridley’s famous thriller The Ghost Train, little did they realise that they themselves would be wrapped up in a murder mystery to rival that of any fictitious plot…

From Monday, August 11- Saturday, August 16, Fatal Encounter, written by Francis Durbridge, is to be performed.

Durbridge’s work is always popular with Classic Thriller Season audiences and this latest offering should be no exception.

After Howard’s wife, Joanna, has committed a fatal shooting, he admits to being responsible.

However, how blameless can anyone ever be?

The season concludes with a play by another writer who is regularly featured in Classic Thriller Season programmes, Brian Clemens. In his thriller Murder Weapon, at first, the murder of Paul Tulliver appears to be an open and shut case.

But, as the police investigate the murder, it becomes apparent that all is not as it seemed.

Performance times are Mon–Fri evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee 2pm, and then on Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm. Tickets are £11-£21 plus concessions. Call the box office on 0115 989 5555.

n Two titans of British cricket broadcasting will be bringing their show to Nottingham Playhouse on April 27 as part of their UK tour.

This will be a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes all over the world.

The fun spills out from the globe’s most famous grounds to taxis, buses, beaches, deserts and hotels. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players - in every sense of the word - from the last 40 years are finally aired.

Henry Blofeld began to write about cricket for The Times in 1962.

Ten years later, he joined the famous Test Match Special team for two one-day games against Australia and he has been clogging up the airways on that programme ever since.

Everywhere he has gone, on countless cricket tours around the world, Blowers has lived life to the full regarding each day as an orange and squeezing it dry of the last drop of juice before moving onto the next day.

Back and hip operations have followed two-a-penny, but all have been submerged by guffaws of laughter and bottles of Burgundy and life still goes on in capital letters. Blowers has always been irresistible fun.

Peter Baxter was the producer of the great cricket institution Test Match Special for BBC Radio for 34 years.

During his tenure on the show Peter worked alongside the legendary John Arlott, the inimitable Brian Johnston and, of course, the unforgettable Henry Blofeld and ushered in new faces, such as Jonathan Agnew, who continue to entertain, inform and charm listeners today. He has spent a lifetime in radio broadcasting, retiring from the trade in June of 2007.

He is also the author of Cricket’s Greatest Battles. World Cup: Cricket’s Clash of the Titans, Cricket’s Big Day Out, Out of the Rough: England v West Indies - Highlights Since 1948 and The Ashes: Highlights Since 1948.

Call 0115 9419419 for ticket details.