Thrilling season is in store once more

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THE eagerly-awaited Classic Thriller Season returns to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal this summer for a month of thrills and chills.

Colin McIntyre and his crack company of actors are always warmly received at the theatre by local audiences and their annual visits have become something of a tradition at the venue in recent years.

This year’s Classic Thriller Season runs from August 8 to September 3.

First up will be a production of Sweet Revenge by Francis Durbridge, from August 8-13. Sweet Revenge concerns an affair, a broken heart, a web of enemies and a murder. The twists and turns of this classic whodunnit will keep you guessing to the very end.

Next up, from August 15-20, will be Death By Fatal Murder, by Peter Gordon. This is a hilarious spoof of the Agatha Christie genre that will delight lovers of murder mystery.

Strangers On A Train, by Craig Warner, can be seen from August 22-27.

It is based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith that was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.

Two strangers, a chance meeting and a sinister pact are at the heart of this tale.

But one of the strangers was joking about carrying out a killing and the other was deadly serious. A battle of wits – and wills – ensues.

The final offering is by an author who has become something of an old favourite with Classic Thriller Season audiences.

Murderous Liaisons is by Brian Clemens and was originally called Inside Job.

It focuses on diamond heists, deceit, double crosses and dastardly murder plots on the Costa Del Sol. Several twists add to the suspense of this exciting thriller.

Tickets for all four of the plays in the Classic Thriller Season are available now by calling the box office at the Royal Centre on 0115 9895555.