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When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret…

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter. Following this year’s acclaimed production of Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone, the Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaption from the legendary “King of the detective thriller”, Edgar Wallace – the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, KING KONG.

Widely recognised as the most popular writer of the early 20th century, Edgar Wallace’s gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller and The Case of the Frightened Lady remains one of his most celebrated works. Adapted for film several times, this is your chance to catch this chilling, captivating and complex thriller live on stage.

All star cast announced! 

The star cast will be led by John Partridge, best known to TV audiences as the suave and charismatic Christian Clarke in EastEnders. He is also celebrated as one of musical theatre’s most respected leading men, having played in major West End musical hits such as Starlight Express, Chicago and in Bill Kenwright’s recent lavish musical of La Cage Aux Folles. John has also been announced to star in the upcoming series of Celebrity Masterchef.

The cast also includes Deborah Grant, who has starred in Not Going Out and Bergerac, and Robert Duncan, best known for Drop The Dead Donkey. Joining them is Philip Lowrie, best known for playing Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street, Matt Lacey, who is currently starring in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo, Scarlett Archer from Emmerdale, and Matt Barber from Downton Abbey.


Oliver Phelps will not be appearing in The Case of the Frightened Lady, as previously advertised.